DUPERREX, OLIVIER, 2018. Preschool medical examination : what for? In: ISSOP2018 - Early Childhood Intervention: Science, Systems and Policies - Promoting Healthy Development of Vulnerable Children [online]. Bonn, Germany: DGSPJ. 28 September 2018. p. 1–120. [Accessed 4 November 2018]. Available from: https://www.issop.org/cmdownloads/duperrex-issop-2018/
Making sure that a child sees a doctor just before or at the beginning of school has been core to school health for over a century. After a review of its role and the variability of what is done across a few countries, the benefit – or not – of the medical examination will be explored in the light of the evolving needs of that population and their access to the health care system.
Authors, Institutions: Olivier Duperrex, MD MSc, head of school health Unité de promotion de la santé et de prévention en milieu scolaire AVASAD - Rte de Chavannes 37 Ouest - 1014 Lausanne, Switzerland