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Managing emergencies in general practice

Part A – Introduction to emergency planning in Australian general practice


Last revised: 09 Dec 2019

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The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. Nor is this publication exhaustive of the subject matter. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Compliance with any recommendations cannot of itself guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional and the premises from which the health professional operates.

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Recommended citation
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Managing emergencies in general practice: 
A guide for preparation, response and recovery.  East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2017.

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ISBN: 978-0-86906-352-1

First published June 2013
Updated June 2017

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