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

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, May 2018
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Title
Use of health services among international migrant children – a systematic review
Published in
Globalization and Health, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12992-018-0370-9
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Niina Markkula, Baltica Cabieses, Venla Lehti, Eleonora Uphoff, Sofia Astorga, Francisca Stutzin

Abstract

Migrant 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. Electronic 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. One 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". Migrant children appear to use different types of healthcare services less than native populations, with the exception of emergency and hospital services. PROSPERO systematic review registration number: CRD42016039876 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 102 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 18%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Other 17 17%
Unknown 25 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 21 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 20%
Social Sciences 11 11%
Psychology 7 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 4%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 28 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 01 January 2021.
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#3,091,511
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