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Problems refugees face when accessing health services Volume 13 Issue 7

Cathryn Finney Lamb, Mitchell Smith

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(7) 161 - 163 Published: 2002

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Cathryn Finney Lamb

Mitchell Smith


Refugees settling in western countries face many difficulties in accessing effective health care. These have been widely documented by health service providers, and in studies of resettled refugee populations. This article describes the particular problems that refugees face in accessing effective health care and some of the ways in which health services can respond.