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Introduction of user fee for language interpretation: effects on use of interpreters in Danish health care

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title = "Introduction of user fee for language interpretation: effects on use of interpreters in Danish health care",
abstract = "Amendments to the Danish Health Act were introduced in 2018 that stated immigrant patients who have resided in Denmark for more than 3 years have to pay user fees for interpretation in health care. The aim of the study was to explore, how the use of interpreters was affected by the introduction of user fees for interpretation. Results showed a considerable decrease in interpretation services following the introduction of the fee. It is likely to assume that the reduced utilization of interpretation services is highly related to the fee. Further research is needed about the consequences of underutilization of interpretation services.",
author = "Camilla Micha{\"e}lis and Allan Krasnik and Marie Norredam",
note = "{\textcopyright} The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.",
year = "2021",
month = jan,
day = "26",
doi = "10.1093/eurpub/ckaa254",
language = "English",
journal = "European Journal of Public Health",
issn = "1101-1262",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Introduction of user fee for language interpretation

T2 - effects on use of interpreters in Danish health care

AU - Michaëlis, Camilla

AU - Krasnik, Allan

AU - Norredam, Marie

N1 - © The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.

PY - 2021/1/26

Y1 - 2021/1/26

N2 - Amendments to the Danish Health Act were introduced in 2018 that stated immigrant patients who have resided in Denmark for more than 3 years have to pay user fees for interpretation in health care. The aim of the study was to explore, how the use of interpreters was affected by the introduction of user fees for interpretation. Results showed a considerable decrease in interpretation services following the introduction of the fee. It is likely to assume that the reduced utilization of interpretation services is highly related to the fee. Further research is needed about the consequences of underutilization of interpretation services.

AB - Amendments to the Danish Health Act were introduced in 2018 that stated immigrant patients who have resided in Denmark for more than 3 years have to pay user fees for interpretation in health care. The aim of the study was to explore, how the use of interpreters was affected by the introduction of user fees for interpretation. Results showed a considerable decrease in interpretation services following the introduction of the fee. It is likely to assume that the reduced utilization of interpretation services is highly related to the fee. Further research is needed about the consequences of underutilization of interpretation services.

U2 - 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa254

DO - 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa254

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33496320

JO - European Journal of Public Health

JF - European Journal of Public Health

SN - 1101-1262

ER -

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