Practising medicine in the global village: use of guidelines and virtual networks

Walker, Patricia F.
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE926
Academic Journal
The author discusses the use of virtual networks and guidelines in migration medicine. She states that the immigrant-specific, evidence-based clinical guidelines were lacking and the Clinical Preventive Care Recommendations for Newly Arriving Immigrants and Refugees to Canada are significant to the world literature on migration medicine. She relates that the refugee camp disease surveys and outbreaks of disease prevalence could be used to guide real-time recommendations for empiric treatment.


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