Primary care physicians and pandemic influenza: An appraisal of the 1918 experience and an assessment of contemporary planning

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dc.contributor.author Lauer, Jacob
dc.contributor.author Kastner, Justin
dc.contributor.author Nutsch, Abbey L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-03T19:39:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-03T19:39:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-03T19:39:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1240
dc.description.abstract This multidisciplinary research project examined the role of primary care physicians in past pandemic flu responses and current planning efforts. Project researchers gathered and synthesized historical research, state and federal planning documents, and interview-based data. The 1918 influenza pandemic presented one model from which to understand the role played by physicians during a large-scale disease outbreak, and the challenges they faced. Contemporary planning documents were assessed for their inclusion of primary care physicians. Literature reviews and interviews comprised the principal sources of information. Findings included the following: (1) primary care physicians do not have the time to engage fully in pandemic planning activities; (2) physicians are willing to serve during a pandemic; however, government support and the availability of resources will affect their level of involvement; (3) communities should develop plans for coordinating local physicians that will allow alternative care sites to be functionally staffed; and (4) full coordination of physicians is not possible under the U.S. healthcare system. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.jphmp.com en
dc.rights This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in J. Lauer, J. Kastner, and A. Nutsch. "Primary Care Physicians and Pandemic Influenza: an Appraisal of the 1918 Experience and an Assessment of Contemporary Planning," Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 14, no. 4 (July-August 2008): 379-386. en
dc.subject Primary care physicians en
dc.subject Pandemic influenza 1918 en
dc.subject Assessment of contemporary planning en
dc.subject Healthcare en
dc.subject Pandemic en
dc.subject Flu en
dc.title Primary care physicians and pandemic influenza: An appraisal of the 1918 experience and an assessment of contemporary planning en
dc.type Article (author version) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.citation.epage 386 en
dc.citation.issue 4 en
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Public Health Management and Practice en
dc.citation.spage 379 en
dc.citation.volume 14 en
dc.contributor.authoreid jkastner en
dc.contributor.authoreid anutsch en

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