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Access Disparities for Deaf Patients

Deaf patients have long reported sub-par experiences with communication in health care encounters and diminished access to care due to discrimination. Research resulting from a partnership between the ISU Sign Language Interpreting Program, the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the ISU Department of Public Health has provided empirical support for the experiences reported by Deaf patients. 

ASL Summary of Comparison of Access to Primary Care Article

The materials below supplement the article titled "Comparison of Access to Primary Care Medical and Dental Appointments Between Simulated Patients Who Were Deaf and Patients Who Could Hear" published January 21, 2021 in JAMA Network Open Vol. 4, No. 1 


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