Moreh, C, McGhee, D and Vlachantoni, A (2022) Transnational healthcare preferences among EU nationals in the UK: a qualitative assessment. Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal. ISSN 1360-7804

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This article explores the motivational factors behind preferences for medical care in the country of residence or the country of origin among EU nationals living in the UK. Undertaking a thematic analysis on a large-N qualitative dataset, the article aims to establish a data-driven typology of motivations inductively. This provides an intermediary analysis between qualitative depth and quantitative operationalizability, contributing to the existing literature on healthcare location preferences among transnationally connected social groups. The article finds that preferences for medical care in the country of origin are driven overwhelmingly by quality considerations, while preferences for the UK have more to do with convenience and financing. These perceptions result from negative personal experiences, lack of trust and often concealed cultural differences, and the analysis identifies various nuances and connections between attitudes that previous in-depth qualitative studies could not systematize.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare attitudes; migration; Polish; transnational healthcare
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 11:18
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 10:03

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