The NSW refugee health service: improving refugee access to primary care

Diana Milosevic, I-Hao Cheng, Mitchell Smith

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    Abstract

    People of refugee background living in Australia can have significant physical and emotional healthcare needs. However, their ability to access mainstream health services, including general practitioners, may be limited by factors such as lack of familiarity with the health system, language and cultural barriers, and cost. There are a number of ways in which GPs can be involved and various sources of support available. With minor modifications to practice logistics and consultations, GPs can provide beneficial and rewarding healthcare for this disadvantaged group of families and individuals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147 - 149
    Number of pages3
    JournalAustralian Family Physician
    Volume41
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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