System for screening new immigrants is inadequate

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7033.776 (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:776
  1. Mike Lavender
  1. Consultant in public health medicine Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authorities, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4PF

    EDITOR,—Meirion R Evans rightly points out the lack of a national policy for control of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom.1 The impact that this has had on the allocation of resources for control is unknown, but the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of some elements of current control measures does …

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