n South African Medical Journal - Healthcare information and the rural primary care doctor : editorial

Volume 102, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Lack of information appropriate for the epidemiological profile of a specific area is no less important. The need for population-specific evidence cannot be over-emphasised, as disease patterns and trends vary throughout the globe and treatment that is effective in one environment might not be in another. Data on local patterns of diseases urgently need to be collected and communicated to healthcare personnel, to aid in their delivery of care.

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