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Using interpreters: a guide for GPs

Phillips, Christine


Background: Australia is one of the most multilingual countries in the world. In their working lives, all doctors will need to communicate with patients whose languages they do not speak. Objective: To outline Australia's system for providing interpreters for medical consultations, and to discuss optimal ways of working with these interpreters. Discussion: Australia has the world's largest free telephone interpreter service for doctors. All general practitioners claiming Medicare consultations...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Family Physician


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