Comparison of Health Care Resource Utilization by Immigrants Versus Native Elderly People

Carlotta Franchi, Marta Baviera, Marco Sequi, Laura Cortesi, Mauro Tettamanti, Maria Carla Roncaglioni, Luca Pasina, Codjo Djade Dignefa, Ida Fortino, Angela Bortolotti, Luca Merlino, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Alessandro Nobili

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Abstract

To compare the utilization of health care resources (drug prescriptions, hospital admissions and health care services) by immigrant versus native elderly people (65 years or more), by using administrative database of the Lombardy Region. For each immigrant (an older people born out of Italy), one person born in Lombardy (native) was randomly selected and matched by age, sex and general practitioner. The 25,508 immigrants selected were less prescribed with at least one drug (OR 0.72, 95 % CI 0.67–0.76) and had a lesser use of health care services (OR 0.79, 95 % CI 0.75–0.84) than natives. No statistically significant differences were found for hospital admission rates (OR 0.99, 95 % CI 0.99–1.04). A lower rate of health care resource utilization was observed in elderly immigrants who had been living in the host region for as many as 10 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

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Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Health Resources
Health Services
Delivery of Health Care
Drug Prescriptions
Population Groups
General Practitioners
Italy
Databases
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Administrative database
  • Elderly
  • Health care resource
  • Migrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Comparison of Health Care Resource Utilization by Immigrants Versus Native Elderly People. / Franchi, Carlotta; Baviera, Marta; Sequi, Marco; Cortesi, Laura; Tettamanti, Mauro; Roncaglioni, Maria Carla; Pasina, Luca; Dignefa, Codjo Djade; Fortino, Ida; Bortolotti, Angela; Merlino, Luca; Mannucci, Pier Mannuccio; Nobili, Alessandro.

In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.02.2016, p. 1-7.

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Franchi, Carlotta ; Baviera, Marta ; Sequi, Marco ; Cortesi, Laura ; Tettamanti, Mauro ; Roncaglioni, Maria Carla ; Pasina, Luca ; Dignefa, Codjo Djade ; Fortino, Ida ; Bortolotti, Angela ; Merlino, Luca ; Mannucci, Pier Mannuccio ; Nobili, Alessandro. / Comparison of Health Care Resource Utilization by Immigrants Versus Native Elderly People. In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2016 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 1-7.
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