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Table 3 Language strategy preferences by department

From: Overcoming language barriers with foreign-language speaking patients: a survey to investigate intra-hospital variation in attitudes and practices

Language strategy preferred Anesthesiology/
Pharmacology/
Intensive Care
Surgery Child and Adolescent Health Gynecology and Obstetrics Community Medicine and Primary Care Genetic Medicine and Laboratory Internal Medicine Clinical Neurosciences Psychiatry Rehabilitation and Geriatrics χ2 p < V
GRC interpreters 15 (16.67%) 16 (17%) 68 (50%) 14 (45%) 43 (60%) 4 (20%) 38 (28%) 10 (17%) 93 (56%) 23 (23%) 112.621 0.000 0.352
Patient's family/friends 28 (31%) 37 (39%) 18 (13%) 6 (19%) 13 (18%) 6 (30%) 43 (32%) 25 (42%) 21 (13%) 34 (33%) 53.518 0.000 0.243
Bilingual hospital staff 48 (53%) 44 (46%) 54 (39%) 11 (35%) 18 (25%) 10 (50%) 59 (43%) 28 (47%) 62 (37%) 52 (51%) 20.862 0.013 0.152