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Healthcare Communication Barriers are Not Limited to Language

November 30, 2022


Despite being home to some of the world’s leading healthcare systems and research institutions, patients in the United States still face poor health outcomes in many areas. For example, the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate compared to other similarly resourced countries. Patients in the U.S. also face incredibly high rates of chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, leading to many more serious conditions like heart attack and stroke. While there are certainly many factors contributing to these poor health outcomes, in some cases the root cause can be linked back to miscommunication in healthcare delivery.

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