Communicable disease outbreaks: The bigger picture
Ward, J. E.
Communicable disease outbreaks: The bigger picture.
AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice, 49 (Suppl. 39).
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 fourth article introduces the larger legislative, executive and social framework within which health protection takes place.
epidemic, communicable disease, COVID-19, general practitioner (GP), role, legislation, public health