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Dataset | 27 April 2021

Healthcare entitlements of migrants in an irregular situation in the EU-28

This table reviews the entitlements of migrants in an irregular situation to access healthcare across the EU. The following definitions of emergency; primary and secondary healthcare apply.

  • Emergency care includes life-saving measures as well as medical treatment necessary to prevent serious damage to a person’s health.
  • Primary care includes essential treatment of relatively common minor illnesses provided on an outpatient or community basis (e.g. services by general practitioners).
  • Secondary care comprises medical treatment provided by specialists and; in part; inpatient care.

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