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Migrant’s access to preventive health services in five EU countries

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2017
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Title
Migrant’s access to preventive health services in five EU countries
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BMC Health Services Research, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2549-9
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Aldo Rosano, Marie Dauvrin, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Elena Ronda, Jean Tafforeau, Sonia Dias

Abstract

Preventive health services (PHSs) form part of primary healthcare with the aim of screening to prevent disease. Migrants show significant differences in lifestyle, health beliefs and risk factors compared with the native populations. This can have a significant impact on migrants' access to health systems and participation in prevention programmes. Even in countries with widely accessible healthcare systems, migrants' access to PHSs may be difficult. The aim of the study was to compare access to preventive health services between migrants and native populations in five European Union (EU) countries. Information from Health Interview Surveys of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain were used to analyse access to mammography, Pap smear tests, colorectal cancer screening and flu vaccination among migrants. The comparative risk of not accessing PHSs was calculated using a mixed-effects multilevel model, adjusting for potential confounding factors (sex, education and the presence of disability). Migrant status was defined according to citizenship, with a distinction made between EU and non-EU countries. Migrants, in particular those from non-EU countries, were found to have poorer access to PHSs. The overall risk of not reporting a screening test or a flu vaccination ranged from a minimum of 1.8 times (colorectal cancer screening), to a high of 4.4 times (flu vaccination) for migrants. The comparison among the five EU countries included in the study showed similarities, with particularly limited access recorded in Italy and in Belgium for non-EU migrants. The findings of this study are in accordance with evidence from the scientific literature. Poor organization of health services, in Italy, and lack of targeted health policies in Belgium may explain these findings. PHSs should be responsive to patient diversity, probably more so than other health services. There is a need for diversity-oriented, migrant-sensitive prevention. Policies oriented to removing impediments to migrants' access to preventive interventions are crucial, to encourage more positive action for those facing the risk of intersectional discrimination.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 205 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 14%
Researcher 25 12%
Student > Bachelor 18 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 4%
Other 24 12%
Unknown 66 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 13%
Social Sciences 21 10%
Psychology 7 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 2%
Other 16 8%
Unknown 74 36%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2022.
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#6,386,024
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,958
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#97,438
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#68
of 157 outputs
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