What is it about?

This is a study on the cost of providing healthcare to migrants and asylum seekers and refugees entering the United States. The care was provided by voluntary clinicians in El Paso, Texas.

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Why is it important?

The study provides a clear understanding of the economic challenges communities along the US-Border face with the number of refugees and asylum seekers entering the United States. The study also provides a view on the medical needs of refugees and asylum seekers.


This publication is important since it adds a dollar value to the work voluntary clinicians offer to refugees and asylum seekers. This study should serve as basis for the development of appropriate policies needed to support communities along the US-Mexico Border such as El Paso, Texas.

Rigoberto Delgado
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics

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This page is a summary of: Cost of care for asylum seekers and refugees entering the United States: The case of volunteer medical providers in El Paso, Texas, PLoS ONE, December 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278386.
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