Acute health problems in African refugees: ten years' experience in a Swiss emergency department

Pfortmueller, Carmen A; Graf, Fabienne; Tabarra, Malek; Lindner, Gregor; Zimmermann, Heinz; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K (2012). Acute health problems in African refugees: ten years' experience in a Swiss emergency department. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 124(17-18), pp. 647-52. Wien: Springer Vienna 10.1007/s00508-012-0227-9

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Over the last two decades, the total number of applications from Africans for asylum in the countries of the European Union has increased from 578,000 to more than 2.9 million. About 20 % (7,196/36,100) of the asylum seekers in Switzerland originate from Africa. The disease profile of African asylum seekers is remarkably different from that of the native population in the country of application. We have therefore conducted an analysis of African asylum seekers presenting themselves to our emergency department.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Pfortmüller, Carmen; Zimmermann, Heinz and Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos

ISSN:

0043-5325

Publisher:

Springer Vienna

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:34

Last Modified:

18 Sep 2018 10:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00508-012-0227-9

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PubMed ID:

22893449

Web of Science ID:

000309233400008

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.13521

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/13521 (FactScience: 220073)

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