Table 2

Overview of current healthcare delivery systems of respondents

How many refugee children visited in the last 12 months for emergency care?* (available for 92/117)
 Nil9 (10%)
 <2521 (23%)
 25–10023 (25%)
 100–50010 (11%)
 >5007 (8%)
 Unknown22 (24%)
How do refugee children present to your emergency care facilities?* (tick all that apply) (available for 92/117)
 Self-referred58 (63%)
 GP referred32 (35%)
 Private paediatrician6 (7%)
 Ambulance34 (37%)
 Specific services for refugees35 (38%)
 Referred by public health authorities29 (32%)
 Other9 (10%)
 Unknown9 (10%)
Which services are responsible for conducting routine, standardised point of entry screening and medical assessments of refugee children (non-acute care)?† (tick all that apply) (available for 95/124)
 This does not happen in an organised manner in our area25 (27%)
 Paediatric outpatient clinics (hospital)15 (16%)
 Primary care paediatricians (community)21 (23%)
 GPs13 (14%)
 Public health services28 (29%)
 Emergency care departments or other acute care facilities7 (8%)
 Third party organisations (Red Cross, Medicines Sans Frontiers)12 (13%)
 Other5 (5%)
 Unknown18 (19%)
Does your hospital routinely provide follow-up appointments in your hospital for refugee children after a first visit to the emergency department?* (available for 97/117)
 Yes, always6 (6%)
 Not routinely, based on clinical indication68 (70%)
 Never11 (11%)
 Unknown12 (12%)
Does your hospital provide teaching sessions for physicians on how to manage refugee children in emergency care?* (available for 97/117)
 Yes13 (13%)
 No80 (83%)
 Unknown4 (4%)
Does your hospital have regular discussions with Public Health or other organisations concerning healthcare of refugee children?* (available for 97/117)
 Yes17 (18%)
 No56 (58%)
 Unknown24 (25%)
Are there any organisations active in your region providing support and healthcare for refugee children?† (available for 103/124)
 Yes57 (55%)
 No16 (16%)
 Unknown30 (29%)
Availability of guidelines(available for 125/148)
 Immunisations and catch-up immunisation schedule37 (30%)
 Infection screening40 (32%)
 Safeguarding concerns and social care referral38 (31%)
 Mental health issues and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder17 (14%)
 Managing refugee children in emergency care22 (18%)
  • *If >1 respondent from 1 setting, then used only 1 response per setting, from most senior respondent (n=117 unique hospital settings).

  • †One response per setting including responses from non hospital-based respondents (n=124).

  • GP, general practitioner.