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Post-immigrant refugee medicine: Population mobility must be considered

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 23 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:742
  1. Kevin Pottie, assistant professor (,
  2. Patricia Topp, program coordinator,
  3. Frances Kilbertus, assistant professor
  1. Immigrant Health and Visiting Friends and Relatives Program, University of Ottawa, 75 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 5C8

    EDITOR—Adams et al highlight the importance of pre-departure and migration history in post-immigration refugee medicine,1 but health professionals must also consider the ongoing reality of mobility in this population.2

    For example, a newcomer, in whom diabetes has been diagnosed during screening, happens to mention the …

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