Publication date: 02 September 2015

Cost of exclusion from healthcare – The case of migrants in an irregular situation – Summary (159.02 KB)

The report presents a model to calculate the costs for two medical conditions: hypertension and prenatal care. FRA applied the model to three EU Member States: Germany, Greece and Sweden. Although results must be interpreted with caution, the testing shows that providing access to regular preventive healthcare for migrants in an irregular situation would be cost-saving for healthcare systems. Treating a condition only when it becomes an emergency not only endangers the health of a patient, but also results in a greater economic burden to healthcare systems.