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Integration of Primary Health Care and Public Health During a Public Health Emergency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22994249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We have provided a detailed evaluation of how collaboration between an Ontario public health unit and its primary care providers facilitated an optimal response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Family health teams (integrated, interdisciplinary teams that provide a range of care options) provided flu assessment centers, with public health as a partner providing infection control advice, funding, coordination, antiviral medication, clinical care guidelines, supplemental nurse staffing, and arrangement of communication strategies with the public. The family health team structure offers a new capacity for timely, coordinated, and comprehensive response to public health emergencies, in partnership with public health, and provides a promising new direction for healthcare organization. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print September 20, 2012: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300957).
Authors:
Aaron Wynn; Kieran M Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Aaron Wynn is a medical student at Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Kieran M. Moore is with the departments of Family and Emergency Medicine, Queen's University.
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