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Plan your pandemic - A guide for GPs


Collins, N and Litt, J and Winzenberg, TM and Shaw, K and Moore, M, Plan your pandemic - A guide for GPs, Australian Familty Physician, 37, (10) pp. 794-802. ISSN 0300-8495 (2008) [Refereed Article]


Background: Influenza A virus has a range of subtypes characterised by the display of particular surface structures and is associated with significant symptoms and a tendency to cause epidemics and pandemics. Objective: This article presents a checklist to assist general practitioners in preparing for an influenza pandemic. Discussion: The Australian Federal Government launched 'Exercise Cumpston' in October 2006 to assess Australian pandemic preparedness. The report of the outcomes recommends the integration of general practice into the planning process at a national and jurisdictional level. General practitioners are enthusiastic about receiving further information and training in pandemic preparedness but preparing a general practice to deal with an influenza pandemic is a complex task.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Winzenberg, TM (Professor Tania Winzenberg)
UTAS Author:Shaw, K (Dr Kelly Shaw)
ID Code:53302
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2008-11-21
Last Modified:2009-05-28

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