The relation between health and the environment is attracting increased attention from the public and the scientific community. As members of the public become increasingly concerned about health hazards in their living and working environments, they often turn to primary care physicians with questions about exposures and risks. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recognizes that internists need a framework for assessing these issues and offers this broad overview for the practicing internist. This paper provides a context for further exploration of the internist's role in occupational and environmental medicine and will serve as a springboard for specific ACP strategies
Occupational and Environmental Medicine: The Internist's Role. Ann Intern Med. ;113:974–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-12-974
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(12):974-982.
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