Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds

Added August 3, 2017

Citation: Chaves NJ, Paxton G, Biggs BA, et al; on behalf of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and Refugee Health Network of Australia Guidelines writing group. Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds.

These guidelines inform health assessments for Australian refugee and asylum seeker patients, describing common infectious and non-infectious diseases as well as their relative prevalence in newcomer populations. This guidance is intended for healthcare providers who care for people from refugee backgrounds, including general practitioners, refugee health nurses, refugee health specialists, Infectious Diseases physicians and other medical specialists. This guidance includes a complimentary one page checklist for healthcare providers.

 

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.

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