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Unmet need for health care: the case of foreigners living in Italy

Cetorelli, Valeria and Busetta, Annalisa (2014) Unmet need for health care: the case of foreigners living in Italy. In: European Population Conference (EPC 2014), 25 - 28 June 2014, Budapest, Hungary.

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(Presented in Session 64: Determinants and outcomes of health care and medication use). Italy has a public and universal health care system that covers -in principle- both regular and irregular migrants’ health care demand. However, the concrete shows that migrants in Italy experience specific inequalities in health and access to health care, that overlap the existing geographical disparities in the access to care across the country. This study aims to compare self-perceived unmet need among foreigners living in Italy assessing whether it varies from one foreign-national group to the other. In particular, we study the self-reported unmet need as an indicator of access to health care, exploring its reasons. Data used for the analysis come from the Italian special Survey of Income and Living Conditions (IT-SILC) carried on households with foreigners in 2009.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 12:32
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 12:20

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