Comparing the Use of Physician Time and Health Care Resources Among Patients Speaking English, Spanish, and Russian

Richard L Kravitz, L Jay Helms, Rahman Azari, Deidre Antonius & Joy Melnikow
Background and objectives. The number of US residents with limited English proficiency (LEP) is 14 million and rising. The goal of this study was to estimate the effects of LEP on physician time and resource use. Design. This was a prospective, observational study. Setting and Subjects. The study included 285 Medicaid patients speaking English (n = 112), Spanish (n = 62), or Russian (n = 111) visiting the General Medicine and Family Practice Clinics at...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.