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Table 2 Language barriers among asylum seekers (n = 87)

From: What do language barriers cost? An exploratory study among asylum seekers in Switzerland

Language barrier specifications Frequency Percentage
Language barriers reported, no interpreter present 23 26.4%
Language barriers reported, interpreter present 64 73.6%
Professional interpreter 39 60.9%
Ad hoc interpreter * 25 39.1%
  1. * Ad hoc interpreter includes patient's relatives, patient's acquaintances, and hospital employees