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Table 4 Use of GRC interpreters during previous 6 months, by department

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

Use of GRC interpreters during previous 6 months 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
Never 57 (74%) 61 (69%) 34 (26%) 4 (15%) 22 (33%) 10 (59%) 63 (50%) 28 (53%) 48 (33%) 70 (85%)
1-5 times 19 (25%) 26 (29%) 74 (57%) 15 (58%) 24 (36%) 6 (35%) 53 (42%) 22 (42%) 72 (50%) 10 (12%)
6 and more 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 22 (17%) 7 (27%) 21 (31%) 1 (6%) 9 (7%) 3 (5%) 25 (17%) 2 (2%)
  1. χ2 = 168.523; p < 0,000; dl 18
  2. λ = 0.186, dependent variable "Use of GRC interpreters during previous 6 months"
  3. V = 0,322; P < 0,000