Equity in health: tuberculosis in the Bolivian immigrant community of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 08/31/2012
Martinez VN et al. – Bolivian immigrants influenced the incidence but not the trends of tuberculosis among Brazilians in the study area. The authors found no significant differences between Bolivians and Brazilians regarding healthcare access or treatment outcome. Guaranteed universal health care access for all, including undocumented individuals, contributes to health equity. Specific intervention strategies are warranted for immigrants with tuberculosis.