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Key health information not understood by 75% of migrants

Female doctor and senior patient reviewing medical chart in clinic examination room Source: Hero Images

Around 75% of people who have come to Australia from a non-English speaking country having trouble understanding health information.Having lower health literacy can increase the risk of mismanaging medications and increased hospital admissions.Zdenka Karakaš, a Naati certified interpreter of Croatian and English, tells about her experience in working with the Croatian community in Victoria.

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