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August 2, 2000

Health of Albanians and Serbians Following the War in KosovoStudying the Survivors of Both Sides of Armed Conflict

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

JAMA. 2000;284(5):615-616. doi:10.1001/jama.284.5.615

Scientific studies focusing on survivors of war began in earnest following World War II, with work largely conducted in relocation countries, such as Scandinavia1 and Australia,2 years after the traumatic events. This pattern of delayed studies conducted in relocation countries persisted following later armed conflicts, such as those in Hungary3 and Southeast Asia,46 except that contemporary sampling methods and data collection instruments were used.

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