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Emergency Room Use by Undocumented Mexican Immigrants

  title={Emergency Room Use by Undocumented Mexican Immigrants},
  author={Ayse Akincigil and Raymond Sanchez Mayers and Fontaine H. Fulghum},
  journal={Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare},
This study examined emergency room use by undocumented Mexican immigrants and their sources of health care information. Thirty-eight percent of the respondents reported that they would use a hospital emergency room (ER) for primary medical care. ER use rates declined with time spent in the United States. Emergency room use rates varied significantly by region. Respondents receiving information from a church reported less ER use, compared to all others; respondents receiving information from U.S… 

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