Latin American immigrants have limited access to health insurance in Japan: a cross sectional study

@inproceedings{Suguimoto2012LatinAI,
  title={Latin American immigrants have limited access to health insurance in Japan: a cross sectional study},
  author={S Pilar Suguimoto and Masako Ono-Kihara and Mitchell D. Feldman and Masahiro Kihara},
  booktitle={BMC Public Health},
  year={2012}
}
BackgroundJapan provides universal health insurance to all legal residents. Prior research has suggested that immigrants to Japan disproportionately lack health insurance coverage, but no prior study has used rigorous methodology to examine this issue among Latin American immigrants in Japan. The aim of our study, therefore, was to assess the pattern of health insurance coverage and predictors of uninsurance among documented Latin American immigrants in Japan.MethodsWe used a cross sectional… CONTINUE READING
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