Active surveillance: an essential tool in safeguarding the health and well-being of children and youth

Grenier, Danielle
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p169
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study of L. M. Ward and colleagues about the incidence of vitamin D-deficiency rickets in Canada, which is published within the issue. The author remarks that the study raises many questions concerning its presence in the country where food is abundant. He asserts that it confirms the recommendations of the Canadian Pediatric Society for vitamin D supplementations, and that a national surveillance is essential for health improvement and well-being of children.


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