Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees

Added August 3, 2017

Citation: Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees. Pottie K., Greenaway C., Feightner J., et al, coauthors of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health. CMAJ Sep 2011, 183 (12) E824-E925; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.090313

This guidance includes evidence-based clinical recommendations and best practices for immigrants and refugee health. The content includes guidelines for infectious diseases, mental health and maltreatment, chronic and noncommunicable diseases, and women’s health.

It is intended for healthcare practitioners and public health workers who routinely work with newcomer populations, as well as ministries of health and policymakers.


Disclaimer: This summary has been written by staff and volunteers of Evidence Aid in order to make the content of the original document accessible to decision makers who are searching for the available evidence on the health of refugees and asylum seekers but may not have the time, initially, to read the original report in full. This summary is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians, other health workers, professional associations, guideline developers, or national governments and international agencies. If readers of this summary think that the evidence that is presented within it is relevant to their decision-making they should refer to the content and details of the original article, and the advice and guidelines offered by other sources of expertise, before making decisions. Evidence Aid cannot be held responsible for any decisions made about the health of refugees and asylum seekers on the basis of this summary alone.