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Bioterrorism Preparedness of Family Physicians
Study Description and Methods
Specific Aims and Objectives
- Develop and test the AAFP National Surveillance Network, including:
- Recruitment of 300 sentinel family physicians in 15 states.
- Sentinel physician training and participation in influenza reporting.
- Testing the sentinel physicians’ ability to report on specific syndromes by reporting on “trial” cases.
- The sentinel family physicians will become known, local community experts in bioterrorism and emerging public health threats.
- Establish effective communication linkages between the AAFP National Surveillance Network and local, state, regional and national bioterrorism and public health threats programs, especially those in local and state departments of public health.
James Galliher, PhD
AAFP National Research Network
Frederick M. Chen, MD, John Hickner, MD, Kenneth S. Fink, MD, James Galliher, PhD, Helen Burstin, MD. “On the front lines: Family physicians’ preparedness for bioterrorism."
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: PBRN Grantee Meeting, January 14, 2003.
James M. Galliher, PhD, Clark B. Hanmer, MD, John Hickner, MD, MS, Thomas V. Stewart, Herbert F. Young, MD, MA. "Investigating the Representativeness of PBRNs: Physician Preparedness for Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies."
Key Findings and Publications
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