Operational Research during the Ebola Emergency

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619129
Title:
Operational Research during the Ebola Emergency
Authors:
Fitzpatrick, G; Decroo, T; Draguez, B; Crestani, R; Ronsse, A; Van den Bergh, R; Van Herp, M
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
Operational research aims to identify interventions, strategies, or tools that can enhance the quality, effectiveness, or coverage of programs where the research is taking place. Médecins Sans Frontières admitted ≈5,200 patients with confirmed Ebola virus disease during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and from the beginning nested operational research within its emergency response. This research covered critical areas, such as understanding how the virus spreads, clinical trials, community perceptions, challenges within Ebola treatment centers, and negative effects on non-Ebola healthcare. Importantly, operational research questions were decided to a large extent by returning volunteers who had first-hand knowledge of the immediate issues facing teams in the field. Such a method is appropriate for an emergency medical organization. Many challenges were also identified while carrying out operational research across 3 different countries, including the basic need for collecting data in standardized format to enable comparison of findings among treatment centers.
Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Issue Date:
Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619129
DOI:
10.3201/eid2307.161389
PubMed ID:
28628463
Submitted date:
2018-05-16
Language:
en
ISSN:
1080-6059
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Gen
dc.contributor.authorDecroo, Ten
dc.contributor.authorDraguez, Ben
dc.contributor.authorCrestani, Ren
dc.contributor.authorRonsse, Aen
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, Ren
dc.contributor.authorVan Herp, Men
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T14:09:24Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-17T14:09:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-
dc.date.submitted2018-05-16-
dc.identifier.citationOperational Research during the Ebola Emergency. 2017, 23 (7):1057-1062 Emerging Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn1080-6059-
dc.identifier.pmid28628463-
dc.identifier.doi10.3201/eid2307.161389-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619129-
dc.description.abstractOperational research aims to identify interventions, strategies, or tools that can enhance the quality, effectiveness, or coverage of programs where the research is taking place. Médecins Sans Frontières admitted ≈5,200 patients with confirmed Ebola virus disease during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and from the beginning nested operational research within its emergency response. This research covered critical areas, such as understanding how the virus spreads, clinical trials, community perceptions, challenges within Ebola treatment centers, and negative effects on non-Ebola healthcare. Importantly, operational research questions were decided to a large extent by returning volunteers who had first-hand knowledge of the immediate issues facing teams in the field. Such a method is appropriate for an emergency medical organization. Many challenges were also identified while carrying out operational research across 3 different countries, including the basic need for collecting data in standardized format to enable comparison of findings among treatment centers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCenters for Disease Control and Preventionen
dc.rightsPublished by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Archived on this site by permission of CDC, [url]http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid[/url]en
dc.subject.meshAfrica, Westernen
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Careen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshEbolavirusen
dc.subject.meshHemorrhagic Fever, Ebolaen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshOperations Researchen
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen
dc.titleOperational Research during the Ebola Emergencyen
dc.identifier.journalEmerging Infectious Diseasesen

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