Are undocumented migrants’ entitlements and barriers to healthcare a public health challenge for the European Union?

by Elisabetta De Vito, Chiara de Waure, Maria Lucia Specchia et al.
Public Health Reviews, 2016 37:13 – Published: 3 October 2016

9 pp. 370 kB

Undocumented migrants (UMs) are at higher risk for health problems because of their irregular status and the consequences of economic and social marginalization. Improving access to healthcare for UMs is an urgent priority since the lack of access is proven to have serious consequences for UMs’ health and wellbeing. Notwithstanding, few available examples of policies and best practices aimed at overcoming barriers in the delivery of healthcare to UMs are available.

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