Is the reliability of Google Translate now adequate for the translation of medical journals? (4) Machine translation of HIFA discussions

2 November, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

This is an interesting issue which also begs the question 'is Google Translate, or another tool, sufficiently reliable for the translation of HIFA discussions into other languages?'

If the answer at the moment is 'no', it is only a matter of time before it is sufficiently reliable. We should probably think about trialing it at some point.

Best wishes,


HIFA profile: Malcolm Brewster is a Community Nurse with the National Health Service, UK. Professional interests: Chronic disease, community nursing, medical anthropology, health care in Africa. He is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines:

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