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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Applied Statistics | Biostatistics | Clinical Epidemiology | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Epidemiology | Health and Medical Administration | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Influenza Humans | Longitudinal Data Analysis and Time Series | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Other Public Health | Other Statistics and Probability | Public Health | Statistical Methodology | Statistical Models | Survival Analysis

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BMC Public Health


When an influenza pandemic occurs most of the population is susceptible and attack rates can range as high as 40–50 %. The most important failure in pandemic planning is the lack of standards or guidelines regarding what it means to be ‘prepared’. The aim of this study was to assess the preparedness of acute hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an influenza pandemic from an infection control perspective.