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Table 1 Vignettes used for GPs and ER physicians

From: Providing medical care for undocumented migrants in Denmark: what are the challenges for health professionals?


A male, 28 years old, coming from Ukraine, presents with pain when urinating and has a slight fever. He does not speak any language that the doctor understands. He has no insurance, no identification and no residence permit.

ER physicians

The patient arrived in the host country as an undocumented migrant about 1 year ago. He is 25 years of age and of Ukrainian origin. He does not speak any language that the ER staff understands and presents with an intense lower abdominal pain.