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BMC Med. 2012; 10: 55.
Published online May 31, 2012. doi:  10.1186/1741-7015-10-55
PMCID: PMC3378434
Access to preventive care by immigrant populations
Mark Fort Harriscorresponding author1
1Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Mark Fort Harris: m.f.harris/at/unsw.edu.au
Received May 11, 2012; Accepted May 31, 2012.
Abstract
Many immigrant populations lack access to primary health care. A recently published study on cholesterol screening among immigrant populations in the US found disparities in cholesterol screening in those originating from Mexico, largely due to limited access to healthcare. This inverse care affects immigrants in many destination countries despite their greater health need.
Keywords: Cardiovascular risk, immigrants, preventive care, primary care
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