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Title Navigating the cultures of health care and health insurance: highly skilled migrants in the U.S. / Nina Zeldes

Imprint London : UCL Press, 2023.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
Series Culture and health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary What are the barriers preventing migrants from accessing and successfully utilizing health care in their new home country? Do these barriers vary across different migrant origin countries? And are they still a problem for highly skilled migrants, who often have well-paid jobs and health insurance provided by their employers? Based on field research conducted in the Washington D.C. area, Navigating the Cultures of Health Care and Health Insurance takes a mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative approach to the study of foreign patients' utilization and assessment of health care in the US. Through interviews with both health care providers and patients, attitudes towards US health insurance and medical treatment are compared for migrants from three countries with very different cultural backgrounds and health insurance systems: Germany, India and Japan. Combined with an in-depth literature review, historical and contemporary surveys of health care across countries and analysis of health-related terms in the media, the results of this research indicate that foreign patients' barriers to good health care persist despite access to health care services and insurance coverage, and reveal recurring transnational care seeking patterns, such as bringing medicines from abroad, delaying treatment for medical visits, insurance juggling and more. By describing their difficulties in integrating into the US health care system, the migrants in this study show the challenges and the potential for improvements in providing the care that migrants need in their new home.
Subject Immigrants -- Medical care -- United States.
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Foreign workers -- United States.
Health insurance -- United States.
Germans -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
East Indians -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Japanese -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects.
East Indians -- Social conditions (OCoLC)fst00901080
Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects (OCoLC)fst00908703
Foreign workers (OCoLC)fst01729099
Germans -- Social conditions (OCoLC)fst00942146
Health insurance (OCoLC)fst01715839
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene (OCoLC)fst00967738
Immigrants -- Medical care (OCoLC)fst00967755
Japanese -- Social conditions (OCoLC)fst00981402
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Case studies (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: Print version: 1800083653 9781800083653 (OCoLC)1348923481
ISBN 9781800083646 (electronic bk.)
1800083645 (electronic bk.)
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