Ugeskr Læger 2013;175(10):644-648
Summary Marianne Taulo Lund Hansen & Signe Smith Nielsen: Interpretation in the Danish health-care system Ugeskr Læger 2013;175:644-648 Communication between health professional and patient is central for treatment and patient safety in the health-care system. This systematic review examines the last ten years of specialist literature concerning interpretation in the Danish health-care system. Structural search in two databases, screening of references and recommended literature from two scientists led to identification of seven relevant articles. The review showed that professional interpreters were not used consistently when needed. Family members were also used as interpreters. These results were supported by international investigations.