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Title: Population and public health in Australian general practice: changes, challenges and opportunities
Contributor(s): Fraser, John (author)
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstract: Expansion of the public health role of general practice is being promoted internationally. These proposals tend to focus on collaborative models of cooperation between general practitioners and government funded health departments. In these models, services provided to individuals include both preventive activities such as immunisation and cervical screening, and treatment of infectious diseases. Additionally, GPs are being asked to provide services including participation in surveillance systems, managing divisional projects that promote health and, in some instances, advising on resource distribution to address health needs.6,8 Public health and general practice have the potential to complement each other by working collaboratively; however, there are barriers that limit this approach. True collaboration requires agreement from all parties as to their respective functions. In order to do this, GPs need to understand the roles and functions of other disciplines.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Family Physician, 34(3), p. 177-179
Publisher: Royal Australian College of Practitioners
Place of Publication: South Melbourne (VIC), Australia
ISSN: 0300-8495
Field of Research (FOR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
111708 Health and Community Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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