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Ontario Healthcare Coverage Eligibility Among New Permanent Residents: A Scoping Review

Bobadilla, A, Orchard, T, Magalhães, L and Fitzsimmons, DA (2016) Ontario Healthcare Coverage Eligibility Among New Permanent Residents: A Scoping Review. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 15 (4). pp. 384-405. ISSN 1556-2948

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Abstract

New permanent residents to Ontario can experience difficulties accessing health services due to the 3-month residency requirement for provincial healthcare coverage. This scoping literature review, which included peer-reviewed articles and gray literature from 1993–2013, examined the effects of the 3-month waiting period on the health of new permanent residents to Ontario, public health, and the health-care system. At the individual level, issues of affordability, pre-existing conditions, and quality of care were prominent throughout the literature. At a systems level, the policy was found to constrain various health-care settings, pose a risk to public health, and compound health-care system costs. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1607 Social Work
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0440 Study and Teaching. Research
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 11:46
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/15562948.2016.1214993
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10260

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