Comment les différentes définitions de l’expression migrant et leur application influencent-elles l’accès des migrants aux services de santé

Added April 24, 2018

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The different definitions used for the term “migrants” and for different groups of migrants in different regions can affect health system policies and migrants’ access to health care.

This systematic review explored this question through the use of data from the peer-reviewed academic literature in 169 publications in English or Russian from 2010 to 2015 and which focused both on primary care or secondary (including screening and emergency services). There is currently no definition of the term migrant that is universally accepted at the international level and the heterogeneity of the definitions used limits the comparability of the data collected systematically. Legal status has been one of the most important factors in determining access to affordable and adequate health services for migrants in a country. Identification of preferred terms to refer to migrants,