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Grattagliano I, Anelli F. Appreciation by migrants of the health care assistance provided by apulian family doctors. JCHR. 2021; 10 (3) :264-269
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1- Italian College of General Practitioners, Bari, Italy Family Medicine and General Practice, English Medical Curriculum, University of Bari, Italy , studiomedico@grattagliano.it
2- Italian College of General Practitioners, Bari, Italy Italian Federation of Doctors’ and Dentists’ Orders
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Introduction: Health promotion is the highest level of human sensitivity directed to break down differences and produce equal opportunities for unselected people to enjoy the best health care potential. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of the assistance provided to immigrants by Italian general practitioners (GPs), the level of satisfaction declared by migrants, and the perception of GPs about the needs of migrants.
Methods: A survey was conducted. Both immigrant patients (regular and illegal) and some Italian GPs filled a questionnaire. Ten GPs were selected among those available to perform the study by a convenience sampling method; the immigrants were consecutively included among those attending the medical offices.
Results: Over 90% (n = 66) of immigrants declared to be fully satisfied with the overall assistance provided with easy access to care. GPs declared no problems in assisting even illegal immigrants and suggested the accurate evaluation of patients’ needs to provide successful care.
Conclusions: These findings indicate the importance of promoting health and education as provided by Italian GPs. The satisfaction declared by the interviewed immigrants is mainly attributable to the model of assistance provided in Apulia, which includes interventions for any health problem
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Review: Short Communication | Subject: Health care management
Received: 2020/06/10 | Accepted: 2021/07/19 | Published: 2021/09/29

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