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A Computer-Based Clinical Referral System: System Overview

Author: National Center for Farmworker Health
Date Published: 1982

A portion of the patient population served by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) consists of migrant farmworkers and their families. The fact of migrancy, which when added to uncertain and short-lived employment, frequent separation from family, bare subsistence income, an often hostile environment, and a host of other pressure inducing life factors vastly compounds the rendering of NIAAA services to the migrant population. Some of the problems of serving migrant patients can be alleviated simply by providing that information to each NIAAA site which enables the clinic to maintain continuity of service. It is designed to support continuity of care and treatment, and to eliminate the duplication of services to patients.

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