Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review. / Nørredam, Marie Louise; Nielsen, Signe Smith; Krasnik, Allan.

In: European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2010, p. 555-63.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

Nørredam, ML, Nielsen, SS & Krasnik, A 2010, 'Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 555-63. https://doi.org/http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1

APA

Nørredam, M. L., Nielsen, S. S., & Krasnik, A. (2010). Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review. European Journal of Public Health, 20(5), 555-63. https://doi.org/http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1

Vancouver

Nørredam ML, Nielsen SS, Krasnik A. Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review. European Journal of Public Health. 2010;20(5):555-63. https://doi.org/http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1

Author

Nørredam, Marie Louise ; Nielsen, Signe Smith ; Krasnik, Allan. / Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review. In: European Journal of Public Health. 2010 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 555-63.

Bibtex

@article{d090b9300c4011df825d000ea68e967b,
title = "Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review",
abstract = "Background: Utilization of services is an important aspect of migrants' access to healthcare. The aim wasto review the European literature on utilization of somatic healthcare services related to screening,general practitioner, specialist, emergency room and hospital by adult first-generation migrants. Ourstudy question was: ‘Are there differences in migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare servicescompared to non-migrants?' Methods: Publications were identified by a systematic search ofPUBMED and EMBASE. Appropriateness of the studies was judged independently by two researchersbased on the abstracts. Additional searches were conducted via the references of the selected articles.The final number of studies included was 21. Results: The results suggested a diverging pictureregarding utilization of somatic healthcare services by migrants compared to non-migrants in Europe.Overall, migrants tended to have lower attendance and referral rates to mammography and cervicalcancer screening, more contacts per patient to general practitioner but less use of consultation bytelephone, and same or higher level of use of specialist care as compared to non-migrants.Emergency room utilization showed both higher, equal and lower levels of utilization for migrantscompared to non-migrants, whereas hospitalization rates were higher than or equal to non-migrants.Conclusion: Our review illustrates lack of appropriate epidemiological data and diversity in thecategorization of migrants between studies, which makes valid cross-country comparisons mostchallenging. After adjusting for socio-economic factors and health status, the existing studies stillshow systematic variations in somatic healthcare utilization between migrants and non-migrants.",
keywords = "Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, migrants, migration, utilization, general practice, Hospitalization, emergency room, specialist doctor, inequalities, Europe, Review",
author = "N{\o}rredam, {Marie Louise} and Nielsen, {Signe Smith} and Allan Krasnik",
note = "Paper id:: http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1",
year = "2010",
doi = "http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "555--63",
journal = "European Journal of Public Health",
issn = "1101-1262",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "5",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare services in Europe - a systematic review

AU - Nørredam, Marie Louise

AU - Nielsen, Signe Smith

AU - Krasnik, Allan

N1 - Paper id:: http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Background: Utilization of services is an important aspect of migrants' access to healthcare. The aim wasto review the European literature on utilization of somatic healthcare services related to screening,general practitioner, specialist, emergency room and hospital by adult first-generation migrants. Ourstudy question was: ‘Are there differences in migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare servicescompared to non-migrants?' Methods: Publications were identified by a systematic search ofPUBMED and EMBASE. Appropriateness of the studies was judged independently by two researchersbased on the abstracts. Additional searches were conducted via the references of the selected articles.The final number of studies included was 21. Results: The results suggested a diverging pictureregarding utilization of somatic healthcare services by migrants compared to non-migrants in Europe.Overall, migrants tended to have lower attendance and referral rates to mammography and cervicalcancer screening, more contacts per patient to general practitioner but less use of consultation bytelephone, and same or higher level of use of specialist care as compared to non-migrants.Emergency room utilization showed both higher, equal and lower levels of utilization for migrantscompared to non-migrants, whereas hospitalization rates were higher than or equal to non-migrants.Conclusion: Our review illustrates lack of appropriate epidemiological data and diversity in thecategorization of migrants between studies, which makes valid cross-country comparisons mostchallenging. After adjusting for socio-economic factors and health status, the existing studies stillshow systematic variations in somatic healthcare utilization between migrants and non-migrants.

AB - Background: Utilization of services is an important aspect of migrants' access to healthcare. The aim wasto review the European literature on utilization of somatic healthcare services related to screening,general practitioner, specialist, emergency room and hospital by adult first-generation migrants. Ourstudy question was: ‘Are there differences in migrants' utilization of somatic healthcare servicescompared to non-migrants?' Methods: Publications were identified by a systematic search ofPUBMED and EMBASE. Appropriateness of the studies was judged independently by two researchersbased on the abstracts. Additional searches were conducted via the references of the selected articles.The final number of studies included was 21. Results: The results suggested a diverging pictureregarding utilization of somatic healthcare services by migrants compared to non-migrants in Europe.Overall, migrants tended to have lower attendance and referral rates to mammography and cervicalcancer screening, more contacts per patient to general practitioner but less use of consultation bytelephone, and same or higher level of use of specialist care as compared to non-migrants.Emergency room utilization showed both higher, equal and lower levels of utilization for migrantscompared to non-migrants, whereas hospitalization rates were higher than or equal to non-migrants.Conclusion: Our review illustrates lack of appropriate epidemiological data and diversity in thecategorization of migrants between studies, which makes valid cross-country comparisons mostchallenging. After adjusting for socio-economic factors and health status, the existing studies stillshow systematic variations in somatic healthcare utilization between migrants and non-migrants.

KW - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

KW - migrants

KW - migration

KW - utilization

KW - general practice

KW - Hospitalization

KW - emergency room

KW - specialist doctor

KW - inequalities

KW - Europe

KW - Review

U2 - http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1

DO - http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/ckp195v1

M3 - Journal article

VL - 20

SP - 555

EP - 563

JO - European Journal of Public Health

JF - European Journal of Public Health

SN - 1101-1262

IS - 5

ER -

ID: 17270007