Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 5, May 2010

Epicentre of influenza The primary care experience in Melbourne, Victoria

Jenny Bocquet Kelly A Shaw Tania Winzenberg
Download article
Cite this article    BIBTEX    REFER    RIS

General practice in Australia is expected to play a major role in responding to an influenza pandemic. This study investigated the experience of frontline general practice during the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009.
Addressing issues identified in this study could increase the capacity of general practice to support the community and public health measures during a pandemic. Future planning for the role of general practice in pandemics should include pre-pandemic assessment of practice capacity, review of public health communication strategies and workforce protection, and improved integration of general practice and public health responses.
There was significant variability in the pandemic experiences of the 10 participating practices.

Download the PDF for the full article.

Download article PDF


Australian Family Physician RACGP

Printed from Australian Family Physician - https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2010/may/epicentre-of-influenza-the-primary-care-experience
© The Australian College of General Practitioners www.racgp.org.au