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Public perceptions of pandemic influenza resource allocation: a deliberative forum using Grid/Group analysis

Journal Article


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.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Docter, S. P., Street, J. M., Braunack-Mayer, A. J. & Van Der Wilt, G. (2011). Public perceptions of pandemic influenza resource allocation: a deliberative forum using Grid/Group analysis. Journal of Public Health Policy, 32 (3), 350-366.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79961095603

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3541

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 350

End Page


  • 366

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

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.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Docter, S. P., Street, J. M., Braunack-Mayer, A. J. & Van Der Wilt, G. (2011). Public perceptions of pandemic influenza resource allocation: a deliberative forum using Grid/Group analysis. Journal of Public Health Policy, 32 (3), 350-366.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79961095603

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3541

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 350

End Page


  • 366

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom