Where is travel medicine failing? Insights from high altitude trekking

Bauer, Irmgard (2015) Where is travel medicine failing? Insights from high altitude trekking. BMC Biome, 16 April 2015.

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[Extract] Before setting off on a holiday, particularly of the adventurous kind, it is vital to obtain appropriate medical advice to ensure a safe trip. However there are concerns that this need is not being adequately met. In this comment, Irmgard Bauer from James Cook University, Australia, discusses where travel medicine is failing and what can be done about it, in the context of her recent observations of travellers engaged in high altitude trekking.

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Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 23:01
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 60%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 60%
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