A narrative synthesis of the impact of primary health care delivery models for refugees in resettlement countries on access, quality and coordination

Chandni Joshi, Grant Mervyn Russell, I-Hao Cheng, Margaret Kay, Kevin Pottie, Margaret Alston, Mitchell Smith, Bibiana Chan, Shiva Vasi, Winston Lo, Sayed Wahidi, Mark F Harris

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Abstract

Introduction: Refugees have many complex health care needs which should be addressed by the primary health care services, both on their arrival in resettlement countries and in their transition to long-term care. The aim of this narrative synthesis is to identify the components of primary health care service delivery models for such populations which have been effective in improving access, quality and coordination of care. Methods: A systematic review of the literature, including published systematic reviews, was undertaken. Studies between 1990 and 2011 were identified by searching Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Australian Public Affairs Information Service - Health, Health and Society Database, Multicultural Australian and Immigration Studies and Google Scholar. A limited snowballing search of the reference lists of all included studies was also undertaken. A stakeholder advisory committee and international advisers provided papers from grey literature. Only English language studies of evaluated primary health care models of care for refugees in developed countries of resettlement were included.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for Equity in Health
Volume12
Issue number1 (Art. No. 88)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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