Saad Ahmed Alkahtani
Access to medicines by child refugees in the East Midlands region of England: a cross-sectional study
Alkahtani, Saad Ahmed; Cherrill, Janine; Millward, Claire; Grayson, K.; Hilliam, R.; Sammons, Helen; Choonara, Imti
Objectives: To explore access to primary healthcare and drug therapy by refugee children in the East Midlands region of England.
Design: Interviews with refugees with children and a control group of British parents with children.
Setting: East Midlands region of England.
Participants: 50 refugees with children and a control group of 50 parents with children.
Main outcome measures: Number of medicines used by children in the last month and the past 6 months. Health of parents and children. Registration with a general practitioner (GP).
Results: All families in both groups were registered with a GP. There was no difference in the number of children in the two groups experiencing illnesses .In the last month, 30 refugee children received 60 medicines and 31 control children 63 medicines. In the past 6 months, 48 refugee children received 108 medicines and 43 control children 96 medicines. There was no difference between the two groups of children in relation to the likelihood of receiving any medicines in either the last month (P=0.839) or the past 6 months (p=0.81). Children in the refugee group were more likely to receive prescribed medicines for the last month (p=0.008) and the past 6 months (p
Alkahtani, S. A., Cherrill, J., Millward, C., Grayson, K., Hilliam, R., Sammons, H., & Choonara, I. (2014). Access to medicines by child refugees in the East Midlands region of England: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 4, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006421
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 1, 2014|
|Publication Date||Dec 18, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Sep 27, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 27, 2016|
|Publisher||BMJ Publishing Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0|
BMJ Open Access to meds (refugees) paper.pdf
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0