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J R Soc Med. 1988 May; 81(5): 267–269.
PMCID: PMC1291584

The risks of staying in London: a review of overseas visitors admitted to a London hospital.


A retrospective review of 103 acute admissions of overseas visitors to a central London hospital was performed. Admissions were most commonly due to infection (43 admissions) and to recurrence of preexisting disease (40 admissions). Patients over 60 years were frequently admitted with new diagnoses. Groups at risk of admission were identified and strategies to reduce admissions discussed.

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