Potential barriers to the use of health services among ethnic minorities: a review
Author: Scheppers, Emmanuel, van Dongen, Els, Dekker, Jos, Geertzen, Jan and Dekker, Joost
Corporate author: Family Practice 23 (3): 325-348. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmi113
Publisher: Oxford Journals
Publication date: January 2006
Ethnic minority patients seem to be confronted with barriers when using health services. Yet, care providers are often oblivious to these barriers, although they may share to some extent the burden of responsibility for them. This paper presents an overview of the potential barriers and the factors, which may restrict ethnic minority patients from using health services, according to the literature available.