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Providing preventive care to migrants saves money, study finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4806 (Published 07 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4806
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Providing migrants with access to preventive treatment rather than waiting until they need emergency care would generate cost savings, a study has found.

As the question of how many migrants Europe can take reaches the top of the political agenda, researchers at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights looked at the costs of providing antenatal care and hypertensive care to irregular migrants—that is, those who do not have full legal status—in Germany, Greece, and Sweden.1

Researchers used …

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