Cómo las diversas definiciones de ‘inmigrante’ y su aplicación influencian el acceso de los migrantes a los servicios de salud

Added April 3, 2018

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Variations in definitions used for ‘immigrants’, and by different groups of immigrants in different areas, can affect health system policies and access to health services for immigrants.

This systematic analysis explores this problem using evidence from reviewed and revised literature as well as gray literature in 169 English and Russian publications from 2010 to 2015, which focuses on primary care or primary and secondary care (including screening services and emergency departments). Currently, there is no universally accepted definition for migrants at an international level and the heterogeneity of the definitions used limits the comparability of the data collected routinely. Legal status was one of the most important factors that determined affordable and adequate access to health services for migrants in a country. Identify preferred terms for migrants,