Characterizing public health emergency perceptions and influential modifiers of willingness to respond among pediatric healthcare staff.

@article{Watson2011CharacterizingPH,
  title={Characterizing public health emergency perceptions and influential modifiers of willingness to respond among pediatric healthcare staff.},
  author={Christopher M. Watson and Daniel J. Barnett and C B Thompson and Edbert B. Hsu and Christina L. Catlett and Howard S. Gwon and Natalie L. Semon and Ran D. Balicer and Jonathan M. Links},
  journal={American journal of disaster medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          299-308
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to characterize the public health emergency perceptions and willingness to respond (WTR) of hospital-based pediatric staff and to use these findings to propose a methodology for developing an institution-specific training package to improve response willingness. METHODS A prospective anonymous web-based survey was conducted at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, including the 180-bed Johns Hopkins Children's Center, between January and March 2009. In this survey… CONTINUE READING