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Conseils aux voyageurs, la pratique du recours aux sources de médecins généralistes en Lot-et-Garonne

Abstract : General practitioners require complete and up to date information in order to prevent individual and collective sanitary risks linked to journeys, travel medicine being in constant evolution. Objectives: Estimate the use of the general practitioners' information sources in terms of frequency, moment, motive and identify the resources consulted. Method: A prospective survey of practice concerned 40 general practitioners established in Lot-et-Garonne. A questionnaire was to be completed after any advice given for a departure, over a period of 5 months. Results: 53 consultations were collected. 62,3% of the advice had been given after consulting some information. Almost all the researches were made during the consultations. The use of a resource was more frequent for the female doctors, those practicing for less than 20 years, those in rural areas and those exercising on their own (NS). The majority of the researches concerned several motives, the major ones were antimalarial chemoprophylaxis and vaccinations. The epidemics did not motivate many researches. The most used medium was internet, followed by the laboratories’ brochures. Only one doctor consulted the BEH. The most visited websites were the ones of Institut Pasteur, of the teaching hospital of Toulouse and of France Diplomacy. Conclusion: Access to information can be improved by promoting already existing and up to date sources adapted to the practice of family medicine, such as the site of "medecinedesvoyages" in connection with electronic vaccination certificates, in order to reduce the individual and collective risks linked to the numerous international exchanges.
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Anna Bussmann. Conseils aux voyageurs, la pratique du recours aux sources de médecins généralistes en Lot-et-Garonne. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01095352⟩



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