UCLA Department of Statistics

Quality of Reproductive Health Services to Limited English Proficient Patients

Methodology: Generalized linear mixed effects models
Client affiliation: Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

This study explores the association between language discordance and key indicators of reproductive health care quality. We seek to test the hypothesis that patients seen by a bilingual provider, on average, receive higher quality services than patients who receive reproductive health services with the help of an interpreter. In order to do so we have analyzed patient care indicator data using generalized linear mixed models with nested structure.


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