Use of healthcare services by adults in Ireland from different countries of origin
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Ireland has experienced strong inward migration in the last two decades, leading to a greater diversification of the population in terms of nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, and religions. The 2016 Irish Census revealed that overall, 17.3% of the resident population of Ireland were born outside of Ireland. The aim of this research is to investigate whether immigrants (i.e., those not born in Ireland) differ from those born in Ireland in terms of their use of healthcare services. An understanding of how frequently immigrants to Ireland encounter the healthcare system is required to help respond to their healthcare needs and facilitate integration.