TABLE 2.

Association of Requesting an Interpreter and Serious Medical Events

Interpreter RequestsCase Patients, n (%)Control Patients, n (%)OR (95% CI)
No interpreter requested83 (85.6)422 (88.8)1.00 (reference)
Interpreter requested14 (14.4)53 (11.2)1.36 (0.73–2.55)
    Spanish interpreter requested11 (11.3)26 (5.5)2.26 (1.06–4.81)
    Interpreter for language other than     Spanish requested3 (3.1)27 (5.7)0.55 (0.16–1.89)