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Accession Number PB2013-108570
Title Final Report: The Rural H1N1 Experience: Lessons Learned for Future Pandemics.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 23p
Personal Author C. Persily J. Beane M. G. Rice
Abstract Data have been collected and methods have been developed to estimate the impact of H1N1 prevalence and trends nationally. However, there has been little study of this pandemic for rural communities, where fewer resources for vaccination and care may exist. Caring for rural people impacted by H1N1 influenza in outpatient and hospital settings can further tax already burdened rural health care organizations. Rural needs relative to prevention of H1N1 disease (and in particular vaccination distribution) may not be considered during decision making at the state level. The results of this study can be used to guide policy recommendations for prevention in rural populations during future pandemics.
Keywords Data collection
H1N1 virus
Health care
Infectious diseases
Influenza virus
Outpatient services
Rural areas

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
57E - Clinical Medicine
57K - Microbiology
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Author West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. West Virginia Rural Health Research Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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