Communicable disease outbreaks: Contact tracing
Ward, J. E.
Communicable disease outbreaks: Contact tracing.
AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice, 49 (Suppl. 26).
The role of the general practitioner (GP) as the medical expert at the centre of Australia’s multidisciplinary primary healthcare system is never more acute than when populations are threatened by a communicable disease epidemic. This series is a refresher covering key concepts. This third article focuses on contact tracing, fondly known as ‘shoe-leather epidemiology’.
epidemic, communicable disease, COVID-19, general practitioner (GP), role, contact tracing