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Group Occupational Health Service in a Developing Country

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5734.548 (Published 28 November 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:548
  1. H. de Glanville

    Abstract

    In 1967 an experimental group occupational health service was set up in Dar es Salaam to provide direct service to industrial firms. Larger companies were visited by a doctor, smaller firms in rotation by auxiliaries. After three years 65 companies had joined with over 15,000 employees, and workers were attending the group dispensaries at a rate of over 250,000 visits a year. Such an approach through direct service to the working community appears to be more appropriate to a developing country than a purely advisory central occupational health unit.

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