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Practitioner and Client Explanations for Disparities in Health Care Use Between Migrant and Non-migrant Groups in Sweden: A Qualitative Study
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
University College London.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, ISSN 1557-1912, Vol. 15, no 1, 188-197 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To investigate variations in explanations given for disparities in health care use between migrant and nonmigrant groups, by clients and care providers in Sweden. Qualitative evidence collected during in-depth interviews with five ‘migrant’ health service clients and five physicians. The interview data generated three categories which were perceived by respondents to produce ethnic differences in health service use: ‘‘Communication issues’’, ‘‘Cultural differences in approaches to medical consultations’’ and ‘‘Effects of perceptions of inequalities in care quality and discrimination’’. Explanations for disparities in health care use in Sweden can be categorized into those reflecting social/structural conditions and the presence/absence of power and those using cultural/behavioural explanations. The negative perceptions of ‘migrant’ clients held by some Swedish physicians place the onus for addressing their poor health with the clients themselves and risks perpetuating their health disadvantage. The power disparity between doctors and ‘migrant’ patients encourages a sense of powerlessness and mistreatment among patients.

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Springer, 2013. Vol. 15, no 1, 188-197 p.
Keyword [en]
Foreign-born, Culture, Ethnic disparities, Health care, Inequality
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Medical sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5900DOI: 10.1007/s10903-012-9581-yISI: 000313493400024PubMedID: 22323124Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84872598367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5900DiVA: diva2:528293
Available from: 2012-05-24 Created: 2012-05-24 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved

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