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Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review

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Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review. / Markkula, Nina; Cabieses, Baltica; Lehti, Venla; Uphoff, Eleonora Pmm; Astorga, Sofia; Stutzin, Francisca.

In: Globalization and Health, Vol. 14, 52, 16.05.2018.

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Markkula, N, Cabieses, B, Lehti, V, Uphoff, EP, Astorga, S & Stutzin, F 2018, 'Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review', Globalization and Health, vol. 14, 52.

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Markkula, N., Cabieses, B., Lehti, V., Uphoff, E. P., Astorga, S., & Stutzin, F. (2018). Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review. Globalization and Health, 14, [52].

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Markkula N, Cabieses B, Lehti V, Uphoff EP, Astorga S, Stutzin F. Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review. Globalization and Health. 2018 May 16;14. 52.

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Markkula, Nina ; Cabieses, Baltica ; Lehti, Venla ; Uphoff, Eleonora Pmm ; Astorga, Sofia ; Stutzin, Francisca. / Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review. In: Globalization and Health. 2018 ; Vol. 14.

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title = "Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review",
abstract = "BackgroundMigrant children have specific health needs, and may face difficulties in accessing health care, but not enough is known about their health service use. This study aims to describe patterns of use of health services of international migrant children and differences to respective native populations.MethodsElectronic databases PubMed and Web of Science, references of identified publications, and websites of relevant international agencies were searched. We included observational studies published between 2006 and 2016 that reported use of formal health services by migrant children (0–18 years), including first and second generation migrants. Data on study characteristics, study theme, main outcome and study quality were extracted.ResultsOne hundred seven full texts were included in the review. Of the studies that reported comparable outcomes, half (50{\%}) indicated less use of healthcare by migrants compared with non-migrants; 25{\%} reported no difference, 18{\%} reported greater use, and 7{\%} did not report this outcome. There was variation by theme, so that the proportion of conclusions “less use” was most common in the categories “general access to care”, “primary care” and “oral health”, whereas in the use of emergency rooms or hospitalisations, the most common conclusion was “greater use”.ConclusionsMigrant children appear to use different types of healthcare services less than native populations, with the exception of emergency and hospital services.",
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T1 - Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review

AU - Markkula, Nina

AU - Cabieses, Baltica

AU - Lehti, Venla

AU - Uphoff, Eleonora Pmm

AU - Astorga, Sofia

AU - Stutzin, Francisca

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N2 - BackgroundMigrant children have specific health needs, and may face difficulties in accessing health care, but not enough is known about their health service use. This study aims to describe patterns of use of health services of international migrant children and differences to respective native populations.MethodsElectronic databases PubMed and Web of Science, references of identified publications, and websites of relevant international agencies were searched. We included observational studies published between 2006 and 2016 that reported use of formal health services by migrant children (0–18 years), including first and second generation migrants. Data on study characteristics, study theme, main outcome and study quality were extracted.ResultsOne hundred seven full texts were included in the review. Of the studies that reported comparable outcomes, half (50%) indicated less use of healthcare by migrants compared with non-migrants; 25% reported no difference, 18% reported greater use, and 7% did not report this outcome. There was variation by theme, so that the proportion of conclusions “less use” was most common in the categories “general access to care”, “primary care” and “oral health”, whereas in the use of emergency rooms or hospitalisations, the most common conclusion was “greater use”.ConclusionsMigrant children appear to use different types of healthcare services less than native populations, with the exception of emergency and hospital services.

AB - BackgroundMigrant children have specific health needs, and may face difficulties in accessing health care, but not enough is known about their health service use. This study aims to describe patterns of use of health services of international migrant children and differences to respective native populations.MethodsElectronic databases PubMed and Web of Science, references of identified publications, and websites of relevant international agencies were searched. We included observational studies published between 2006 and 2016 that reported use of formal health services by migrant children (0–18 years), including first and second generation migrants. Data on study characteristics, study theme, main outcome and study quality were extracted.ResultsOne hundred seven full texts were included in the review. Of the studies that reported comparable outcomes, half (50%) indicated less use of healthcare by migrants compared with non-migrants; 25% reported no difference, 18% reported greater use, and 7% did not report this outcome. There was variation by theme, so that the proportion of conclusions “less use” was most common in the categories “general access to care”, “primary care” and “oral health”, whereas in the use of emergency rooms or hospitalisations, the most common conclusion was “greater use”.ConclusionsMigrant children appear to use different types of healthcare services less than native populations, with the exception of emergency and hospital services.

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