Access to Medical Examination for Primary Prevention Among Migrants

  • Anteo Di Napoli
  • Alessio Petrelli
  • Alessandra Rossi
  • Concetta Mirisola
  • Aldo Rosano
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


Use of health care services can differ among migrants and natives, especially in preventive care, because of different health status perceptions. In many European Union (EU) countries the worldwide financial crisis had an impact on the provision of essential medical services. This could have particularly affected more vulnerable people, such as migrants. We aimed to evaluate the access to medical examinations in the absence of disorders or symptoms by migrants, taking into account cultural and religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status, length of stay in the destination country, difficulties in learning the new language, and gender.


Medical visits Prevention Immigrants Use of health services Integration Italy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anteo Di Napoli
    • 1
  • Alessio Petrelli
    • 1
  • Alessandra Rossi
    • 1
  • Concetta Mirisola
    • 1
  • Aldo Rosano
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP)RomeItaly
  2. 2.National Institute of Health (ISS)RomeItaly

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