The travel health consultation
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The travel health consultation

Carolyn Driver Independent travel health and immunisation specialist

The pre-travel consultation should be a health-promotion activity where a thorough risk assessment is carried out and risk management discussed. Travellers should be helped to make appropriate choices about vaccination and prophylaxis, but also to fully understand the management of all other risks identified in relation to their travel plans. This article discusses the important aspects of the pre-travel risk assessment and risk management, and suggests resources to assist the process.

Primary Health Care. 24, 1, 34-39. doi: 10.7748/phc2014.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared.

Received: 30 October 2013

Accepted: 25 November 2013