Language barriers should not be an obstacle to good healthcare

Strengthens patient safety

Care to Translate offers medically correct communication with translations verified by native speakers. It can be used in acute situations or in daily work at the ward.

Increases effectivity

Care to Translate serves as a complement to human interpreters in healthcare, and is available 24/7 in your smart device.

Protects patient integrity

Care to Translate protects patient integrity. Our tool helps the patient understand who takes care of them, what is happening and why.

Decreases costs

Care to Translate reduces the risk of misdiagnosis, malpractice, complications, readmissions and hospitalization time by providing safer and more accurate communication between patients and healthcare providers.


Language barriers can have serious consequences


There is an increased risk of misdiagnosis when language barriers exist between the patient and the healthcare personnel.


Misdiagnosis is likely to lead to mistreatment.


Besides maltreatment, lack of or incorrect communication itself can lead to complications for the patient.

Prolonged hospital stay

Patients with limited language proficiency usually stay longer in the emergency room (approximately 30 minutes) and stay 4 days longer in hospitals than the average patient.

Increased readmissions

Patients with limited language proficiency have 60% higher inclination to seek care in emergency care than the average patient. There is 50% higher risk of these patients being hospitalized and 20% more likely to seek care within 72 hours after discharge.

Increased costs

Misdiagnosis, mistreatment, complications, prolonged hospitalization and increased readmissions all increase costs for healthcare providers. In addition, healthcare professionals are likely to take more samples and do more research on patients who do not master the language

In the media

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Use Care to Translate in your department

Care to Translate can be tailored for all types of departments. Contact us for more information!


Do you work for a non-profit?

Did you know that non-profit organizations have the possibility to access our business application CTT Clinic for free? Contact us for more information!


The goal is to make healthcare better for all

Care to Translate, earlier called ‘Språk i vården’, was founded in the fall of 2015 by medical students from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and today it has become one of the most used translation tools in the Swedish healthcare sector.


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