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Type: Journal article
Title: Public perceptions of pandemic influenza resource allocation: a deliberative forum using Grid/Group analysis
Author: Docter, S.
Street, J.
Braunack-Mayer, A.
van der Wilt, G.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Policy, 2011; 32(3):350-366
Publisher: Journal Public Health Policy
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0197-5897
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Stynke P. Docter, Jackie Street, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, and Gert-Jan van der Wilt
Abstract: The emergence of virulent avian influenza A subtypes with potential to evolve into novel human subtypes prompted directives from the World Health Organisation recommending that countries prepare for a pandemic. In response the Australian government developed the Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI), which includes strategies to contain and/or manage a pandemic. To implement these strategies successfully, community compliance is necessary. Our qualitative study investigated, through a deliberative forum, the extent to which the antiviral drug and vaccine allocation of the AHMPPI corresponds with community views about the priority groups. We used Mary Douglas' Grid/Group analysis to analyse the results, which suggested that the AHMPPI's allocation strategy corresponds well with community views with both based on a hierarchical structure. There are some differences concerning community involvement in the decision process and information provision to the public, for which our study provides recommendations.
Keywords: antiviral drugs; community participation; Grid/Group analysis; pandemic influenza; resource allocation
Rights: © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
RMID: 0020112418
DOI: 10.1057/jphp.2010.49
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