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Table 2 Characteristics of the included studies on barriers and solutions to access healthcare services by type of service a;b

From: Supporting access to healthcare for refugees and migrants in European countries under particular migratory pressure

  Type of service Total number of studies (n)
Healthcare services in general (n = 131) [1–131] Specific healthcare services (n = 135)
Mental health (n = 50) [132–181] Child care (n = 30) [182–211] Victim of violence care (n = 10) [212–221] Sexual and reproductive care (n = 45) [222–266]
Healthcare setting
 • Health care system 81 33 18 6 29 167
 • Primary care service/GP 30 9 5 3 8 55
 • Specialised services 5 7 6 2 6 26
 • Reception centres 11 2 2 2 17
 • Hospital services 3 4 4 0 4 15
 • Accident & emergency departments 1 1 1 3
 • Other settings (school, community …) 6 5 6 5 22
Migration phases
 • Arrival phase 9 2 2 13
 • Transit phase 3 3
 • Destination phase 94 39 21 6 41 201
 • All 15 2 6 1 24
 • Not specified 13 7 2 4 3 29
Participants included in the study
 • Refugees/asylum seekers 63 28 15 2 28 136
 • Health providers 22 13 8 4 8 55
 • Refugees/Asylum seekers and health providers 48 11 12 3 14 88
 • Policymakers 11 3 5 3 22
  1. aPlease note that a same study could focus on more than one type of health-care setting, migrations phase, participant and on different specific health care services
  2. bPlease refer to Additional file 2 for the references included in the Systematic Review