Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? a survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK

@article{Damery2009WillTN,
  title={Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? a survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK},
  author={S. Damery and S. Wilson and H. Draper and C. Gratus and S. Greenfield and J. Ives and J. Parry and J. Petts and T. Sorell},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={142 - 142}
}
BackgroundIf UK healthcare services are to respond effectively to pandemic influenza, levels of absenteeism amongst healthcare workers (HCWs) must be minimised. Current estimates of the likelihood that HCWs will continue to attend work during a pandemic are subject to scientific and predictive uncertainty, yet an informed evidence base is needed if contingency plans addressing the issues of HCW absenteeism are to be prepared.MethodsThis paper reports the findings of a self-completed survey of… Expand
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