BioScience Trends. 2023;17(5):401-404. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2023.01220)

Improving the accessibility of health care for internal migrants in China: Achieving the aim of equalization

Zhao D, Zhou C


Although equitable access to healthcare is considered key to the health of internal migrants, more concerted efforts are needed to improve the accessibility of healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. The software CiteSpace was used to analyze scientific literature on healthcare utilization among internal migrants in China since 2000. We focused on factors influencing access to healthcare, including geographical, economic, sociocultural, and institutional aspects. The government is urged to play a role in ensuring equal access to healthcare through policies, resource distribution, and information technology. Improving the accessibility of healthcare for internal migrants and achieving egalitarian goals is of great significance to promoting public health and fostering social equity and inclusivity.

KEYWORDS: accessibility, health care, migration, low- and middle-income countries

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