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Table 4 Implemented measures to address the diversity of patients in terms of language in participating German hospitals (2019, n = 112)

From: Diversity-sensitive measures in German hospitals – attitudes, implementation, and barriers according to administration managers

  % n
Documents and other written materials in different languages
 Consent forms 64.3 72
 Special forms and information leaflets 47.3 53
 Meal plans/menus 12.5 14
Consultations/treatments in different languages
 Admission and exit interviews 59.8 67
 Treatments and therapies 57.1 64
 Consultations (e.g., social counseling or nutrition counseling) 39.3 44
 Trainings, seminars, or presentations 11.6 13
Language-independent resources
 Signs and guideposts 38.4 43
 Information leaflets and other materials 32.1 36
 Therapy plans 7.1 8
 Meal plans 8.0 9