Screening immigrants at risk of tuberculosis

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.416a (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:416
  1. S Bakhshi
  1. Department of Public Health Medicine, East Birmingham Health Authority, Birmingham B9 5ST.

    EDITOR, - R M Hardie and J M Watson point to many inadequacies in their survey to determine the methods used to identify and screen immigrants at risk of having tuberculosis.1 It is not district health authorities, as the authors claim, but mostly local authorities that manage the service. The local authorities do not see themselves as the correct organisation to administer the service, and any appeal for additional resources would be …

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