Irvin, C., Cindrich, L., Patterson, W., Southall, A. (2008). Survey of Hospital Healthcare Personnel Response During a Potential Avian Influenza Pandemic: Will They Come to Work? Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 23(4):328-35.
Doctors, nurses, and nonclinical hospital staff were surveyed to determine how likely they would be to report to work during an influenza pandemic. Doctors were found to be most likely to come to work, as were male respondents. For those unsure about reporting for work, their personal safety was the most significant concern, and the authors note the importance of ensuring workers’ confidence in adequate personal protections.