Health workers’ attitudes toward immigrant patients: a cross-sectional survey in primary health care services.
- Autores: Cargaleiro H, Dias S, Gama A, Martins MO
- Journal: Human Resources for Health
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Health+workers%27+attitudes+toward+immigrant+patients%3A+a+cross-sectional+survey+in+primary+health+care+services
Health workers’ attitudes toward immigrant patients influence behaviour, medical decisions, quality of care and health outcomes. Despite the increasing number of immigrant patients in health services and the potential influence of health workers’ attitudes, there is little research in this area. This study aimed to examine attitudes of different health workers’ groups toward immigrant patients and to identify the associated factors.