The travel health consultation: a focus on risk assessment and risk management
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The travel health consultation: a focus on risk assessment and risk management

Hilary J Simmons Senior specialist nurse (travel health), National Travel Health Network and Centre, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Claire S Wong Specialist nurse (travel health), National Travel Health Network and Centre, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Risk assessment and risk management are fundamental to an effective travel health consultation. Identification of travel-related hazards and the risk they pose enables the health professional and the traveller to decide the best risk management strategy tailored to the individual need. This article highlights the risks and gives health professionals strategies for communicating them to travellers.

Primary Health Care. 21, 5,33-39. doi: 10.7748/phc2011.06.21.5.33.c8550