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The emergency department utilisation among the immigrant population resident in Rome from 2005 to 2015
Eleonora Trappolini, Laura Cacciani, Claudia Marino, Cristina Giudici, Nera Agabiti, Marina Davoli

Last modified: 2018-05-18


Health inequalities affecting migrant population have been largely analysed in the literature, but only scarce studies have been published on migrant’s utilisation of Emergency Departments (EDs). The aim of this work is to analyse the trends in the EDs utilization for the population resident in Rome during the period 2005-2015, overall and for specific causes. By comparing migrants’ access with that of the host population, the study evaluates differences on the healthcare utilisation rate of native and migrant populations. The analysis is based on a dynamic cohort aged 25 to 64 years old in each year and defined using data from the Municipal Register of Rome. Preliminary results on the overall utilization rate show similar trends between Italians and immigrants. Different patterns are detected for specific causes.


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