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Impact of faxed health alerts on the preparedness of general practitioners during communicable disease outbreaks

Rosewell, Alexander; Patel, Mahomed; Viney, Kerri; Marich, Andrew; Lawrence, Glenda


The NSW Department of Health (NSW Health) faxed health alerts to general medical practitioners during measles outbreaks in March and May 2006. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of randomly selected general practitioners (GPs) (1 per medical practice) in New South Wales to investigate the effectiveness of faxing health alerts to GPs during a communicable disease outbreak. Fax transmission data allowed comparison of GPs sent and not sent the measles alert for self-reported awareness and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence


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