On the front lines: family physicians' preparedness for bioterrorism.

  title={On the front lines: family physicians' preparedness for bioterrorism.},
  author={Frederick M. Chen and John Hickner and Kenneth S. Fink and James Mahlon Galliher and Helen Burstin},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={51 9},
OBJECTIVE The events of September 11, 2001, and the nation's recent experience with anthrax assaults made bioterrorism preparedness a national priority. Because primary care physicians are among the sentinel responders to bioterrorist attacks, we sought to determine family physicians' beliefs about their preparedness for such an attack. STUDY DESIGN In October 2001 we conducted a national survey of 976 family physicians randomly selected from the American Academy of Family Physicians' active… CONTINUE READING

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