Refugee and immigrant health care

Med Clin North Am. 1999 Jul;83(4):1103-20, viii.


Health care providers involved in caring for immigrants and refugees must be aware of overseas and domestic screening protocol recommendations, common disease entities seen in these patient populations as well as those diseases with long latency periods that may appear years to decades after U.S. arrival. This article examines these and other topics.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Emigration and Immigration* / statistics & numerical data
  • Hepatitis B / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / epidemiology
  • Mass Screening
  • Mental Health
  • Parasitic Diseases / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Refugees* / statistics & numerical data
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology