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WHY OUR APP IS NEEDED
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 malpractice.
Besides malpractice, 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.
Misdiagnosis, malpractice, 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
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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.
Tear down cultural barriers