TIMOTHY D. MASTRO, M.D.
To the editor: As former medical coordinator (1984-85) of the United Nations Border Relief Operation on the Thai-Cambodian border, I read Soffer and Wilde's recent article (1) on medicine in Cambodian refugee camps with great interest. One technical issue warrants correction. The 1985 budget for health and sanitation was US $27.00 per person. The figure of US $6.70 quoted by the authors reflects the per-person pharmacy supply utilization.
Although I agree with the authors' conclusion that refugee camp medicine may be rewarding for many in the medical profession, it should be borne in mind that curative medical care should not
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MASTRO TD. Health Care in Cambodian Refugee Camps. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:173-174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-173_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):173-174.
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