Scientific article

Populations Roms et santé

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 11, no. 467, p. 735-739
Publication date2015

The health status of the so-called "Roma" is usually much poorer than that of neighbouring non-Roma populations with a life expectancy gap of 5-15 years. This results from prolonged exposure to adverse determinants of health and to persistent exclusion from social and political arenas. Scientific and social research has only poorly addressed the health issues of Roma and evidences are scarce. Insufficient access to public services, including to health care and non optimal clinical practices are modifiable factors. If correctly addressed, this could contribute to reduce health disparities, including in Switzerland.

  • Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Homeless Persons
  • Humans
  • Lost to Follow-Up
  • Male
  • Medical Indigency
  • Poverty
  • Roma
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis/diagnosis/therapy
  • Vulnerable Populations/ethnology/statistics & numerical data
Citation (ISO format)
JACKSON, Yves-Laurent Julien et al. Populations Roms et santé. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2015, vol. 11, n° 467, p. 735–739.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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