Distribution of Spanish-Speaking Family Physicians, 2013-2019

Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jun;105(6):654-655.

Abstract

Language concordance between physician and patient is important in providing high-quality care. Many counties in the United States have a disparity between the number of patients speaking Spanish and the number of family physicians who are able to provide care in Spanish. Family medicine training institutions should consider how to modify curricula and recruitment of medical students to meet the language needs of their local populations.

MeSH terms

  • Communication Barriers*
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • Language*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians, Family
  • United States