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Table 2 Frequency of problem areas reported amongst interviewees by service type

From: Good practice in health care for migrants: views and experiences of care professionals in 16 European countries

Themes Service Type (%) Totals (%)
Problem Areas Primary Care Mental Health A&E All Services
Language barrier 137 (95) 45 (94) 46 (96) 228 (95)
Difficulties in arranging care for migrants without health care coverage 124 (86) 33 (69) 28 (58) 185 (77)
Social deprivation and traumatic experiences 101 (70) 41 (85) 26 (54) 168 (70)
Lack of familiarity with the health care system 92 (64) 27 (56) 31 (65) 150 (63)
Different understandings of illness and treatment 79 (55) 36 (70) 24 (50) 139 (58)
Cultural differences 74 (51) 26 (54) 38 (79) 138 (58)
Negative attitudes among staff and patients 58 (40) 21 (44) 21 (44) 100 (42)
Lack of access to medical history 24 (17) 10 (21) 13 (27) 47 (20)