Rosa María Macipe-Costa

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BACKGROUND There is evidence suggesting that the use of health services is lower among immigrants after adjusting for age and sex. This study takes a step forward to compare primary care (PC) utilisation patterns between immigrants and the native population with regard to their morbidity burden. METHODS This retrospective, observational study looked at(More)
To study the frequency, characteristics, and complications of non-therapeutic male circumcision on immigrant children from Africa in Spain. This descriptive study focused on primary care consultations conducted at 21 Aragon health centres during 2010 and 2011. The data were gathered through interviewer-administered questionnaires to the parents of African(More)
Knowing what real use is made of health services by immigrant population is of great interest. The objectives are to analyze the use of primary care services by immigrants compared to Spanish nationals and to analyze these differences in relation to geographic origin. Retrospective observational study of all primary care visits made in 26 urban health(More)
BACKGROUND The immigrant population has increased greatly in Spain in recent years to the point where immigrants made up 12% of the infant population in 2008. There is little information available on the profile of this group with regard to prescription drug utilization in universal public health care systems such as that operating in Spain. This work(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the morbidity burden of immigrants and natives residing in Aragón, Spain, based on patient registries in primary care, which represents individuals' first contact with the health system. METHODS A retrospective observational study was carried out, based on linking electronic primary care medical records to patients' health insurance(More)
The aim of this research is to study the differences in methylphenidate use in children from different ethnic groups in the region of Aragon, Spain. Differences in the use of methylphenidate between both groups of children, immigrants and Spanish nationals, were assessed based on the total number of methylphenidate prescriptions made out for all children in(More)
BACKGROUND The healthcare of immigrants is an important aspect of equity of care provision. Understanding how immigrants use the healthcare services based on their needs is crucial to establish effective health policy. METHODS This retrospective, observational study included the total population of Aragon, Spain (1,251,540 individuals, of whom 11.9 % were(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the frequency of attendance in primary care of immigrant population compared to autochthonous one. To analyse differences in health services use according to geographical origin. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study was carried out. All Family Medicine and Paediatrics consultations were analysed using the electronic medical(More)
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