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Table 1 Issues related to healthcare workers in pandemic planning

From: Clinical review: Influenza pandemic – physicians and their obligations

1. Availability of personal protective equipment
2. Vaccine and chemoprophylaxis allocation
3. Training in protective equipment and infection control
4. Policy awareness and roles/expectations in an emergency
5. Psychologically sustainable working conditions
6. Emergency plans for the family, including childcare and eldercare
7. Transportation to work
8. Lodging
9. Financial compensation for risks and extra hours
10. Sickness/death benefits
11. Liability protection for altered standards of care
12. Objective triage criteria and independent triage teams