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Challenges of the Pandemic Response in Primary Care during Pre-Vaccination Period: A Qualitative Study

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, October 2015
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Title
Challenges of the Pandemic Response in Primary Care during Pre-Vaccination Period: A Qualitative Study
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13584-015-0028-5
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Marina Kunin, Dan Engelhard, Shane Thomas, Mark Ashworth, Leon Piterman

Abstract

During the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic, the main burden of the patient management fell on primary care physicians (PCPs), and they were the principal implementers of pandemic policies. Broad involvement of PCPs in the pandemic response offered an excellent opportunity to investigate the challenges that they encountered. To examine challenges faced by PCPs as they implemented pandemic policies in Australia, Israel and England before the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic vaccine became available. This is a qualitative descriptive study that employed in-depth semi-structured interviews with 65 PCPs from Australia, Israel and England. The data were analysed thematically to provide a detailed account of the themes. Challenges in three fields of the pandemic response were identified. (i) Consultation of patients was challenged by the high flow of patients, sick and worried-well, the necessity to provide personalised information about the disease during consultations, and unfamiliar antiviral treatment. (ii) Performance of public health responsibilities was complicated in regards to patient segregation and introduction of personal protection measures. (iii) Communication with the health authorities was inefficient, with no established route to provide feedback about the pandemic policies. The experience of the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic highlighted the centrality of primary care in the pandemic response. Despite intensive pre-pandemic planning, numerous barriers for implementation of the pandemic policies in primary care were identified. Investigation of three different approaches for involvement of PCPs in the pandemic management showed that none of these approaches worked smoothly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 81 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 19%
Student > Master 14 17%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 21 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Social Sciences 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 23 28%

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