OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL INTERPRETER SERVICES (MIS) FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (LEP) PATIENTS. University of Chicago Ethnogeriatrics Seminar Micah Croft, Beth VanOpstel, Ron Maggiore, and Jul i e Helms Feb. 25, 2011. LEP Prevalence. 262 million in U.S. aged 5 and older
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LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (LEP) PATIENTS
In another study:
- 20% of pt encounters need interpreters
- Only 32% of these get a trained one
- 11% don’t get one at all
- 56% use staff or family member