Migrants in Europe are losing out on care they are entitled toBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3895 (Published 24 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3895
- Rory Watson
Most migrants do not come to Europe to benefit from the continent’s health and welfare systems, says a new report by the Médecins du Monde European Observatory on Access to Health Care.
The report, which is based on a survey of 1218 adults without a residence permit (“undocumented migrants”) and on 93 interviews conducted in 2008, notes that only 6% of undocumented migrants cited health as one of their reasons for coming to Europe. The majority were fleeing poverty, danger, or restrictions on their freedom.
Provision of health care …