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Assessing the Economic Burden of Disease in Migrants: The Diabetes Case in Northern Italy

Research Centre on Public Health, University of Milan—Bicocca, 20900 Monza, Italy
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(7), 2250; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072250
Received: 11 March 2020 / Accepted: 18 March 2020 / Published: 27 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Migrant Health Burden: Emerging Challenges and Future Solutions)
By considering the prevalence of diabetes in migrants living in northern Italy, this editorial aims to highlight the need for the measurement of the economic burden of disease in migrant and refugee populations. This type of assessment is potentially useful to address the emerging challenges of the migrant health burden, by enhancing the ability of health systems and policies to respond to migrants’ health needs—in terms of health care and promotion—leading to significant better conditions for future multicultural environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: cost of care; economic burden of disease; migrant health; minority health; refugees health cost of care; economic burden of disease; migrant health; minority health; refugees health
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Ferrara, P. Assessing the Economic Burden of Disease in Migrants: The Diabetes Case in Northern Italy. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2250.

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