Vaccine crisis: some issues in technology and national healthcare policy
Source: International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, Volume 7, Number 6, 21 July 2006 , pp. 453-462(10)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper describes the events and the causes leading to the influenza vaccine shortage of 2004. We analyse the factors that impinged upon this phenomenon, including the unpredictability of the disease outbreak, the supply of vaccine and the distribution of patients. The paper also examines the rationing of healthcare delivery in the form of vaccine distribution and discusses this action in view of the US national health policy. The paper addresses four possible avenues for action that may assist in preventing another shortage.
Keywords: HEALTHCARE AND LEISURE JOURNALS; Healthcare and Medical Technology and Management; MANAGEMENT JOURNALS; PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION JOURNALS; Policy and Organisational Management; Public Policy and Public Services
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, 565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661, USA. 2: Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, 565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661, USA
Publication date: July 21, 2006
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