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California’s Language Concordance Mismatch: An Analysis of Language Proficient Physicians and Limited English Proficient Individuals who speak Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Lao or Vietnamese

By examining the limited supply of language proficient physicians (LPP) compared to the large amount of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in California, LPPI research finds that California holds a significant gap in language concordance, specifically among Spanish-speaking physicians and Spanish-speaking LEP populations.


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By examining the limited supply of language proficient physicians (LPP) compared to the large amount of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in California, LPPI research finds that California holds a significant gap in language concordance, specifically among Spanish-speaking physicians and Spanish-speaking LEP populations.