Willingness to Consult a Veterinarian on Physician’s Advice for Zoonotic Diseases: A Formal Role for Veterinarians in Medicine?

Speare, Rick, Mendez, Diana, Judd, Jenni, Reid, Simon, Tzipori, Saul and Massey, Peter D. (2015) Willingness to Consult a Veterinarian on Physician’s Advice for Zoonotic Diseases: A Formal Role for Veterinarians in Medicine?. PLoS ONE, 10 8: e0131406-e0131406. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131406

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Author Speare, Rick
Mendez, Diana
Judd, Jenni
Reid, Simon
Tzipori, Saul
Massey, Peter D.
Title Willingness to Consult a Veterinarian on Physician’s Advice for Zoonotic Diseases: A Formal Role for Veterinarians in Medicine?
Journal name PLoS ONE   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2015-08-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0131406
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Volume 10
Issue 8
Start page e0131406
End page e0131406
Total pages 8
Place of publication San Francisco, CA United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Physicians appear to find zoonotic diseases a challenge and consider that this topic belongs more to the veterinary profession. However, veterinarians have no formal role in clinical medicine. Data were collected as part of the Queensland Social Survey 2014 to determine the willingness of the public, if diagnosed with a zoonotic disease, to consult a veterinarian on the advice of a physician. Self-reported willingness to consult with a veterinarian at the respondent’s own expense was 79.8% (95% CI: 81.96%-77.46%) (976/1223). If the cost was funded by Medicare, the Australian public health insurance scheme, 90.7% (95% CI: 92.18%-88.92%) (1109/1223) would be willing to consult a veterinarian. Therefore, a large majority of Australian residents would be willing to consult with a veterinarian on the advice of their physician if they had a zoonotic disease. Does this indicate a possible new role for veterinarians under Clinical One Health?
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