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Table 3 Subjective ratings of actual response performance1, 2, 3

From: Response to the 2009-H1N1 influenza pandemic in the Mekong Basin: surveys of country health leaders

ACTIVITY CAMB CYUN CGUA LAOS MYAN THAI VIET MEAN
  '09 '10 '09 '10 '09 '10 '09 '10 '09 '10 '09 '10 '09 '10 '09 '10
Surveillance and Information Sharing                 
   Development/use of case definition 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 NR 5 4 4 5 4 4.5 4.3
   Active case finding/hospitals & clinics 5 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 NI 5 3 4 5 4 4.3 4.1
   Active case finding/communities 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 NR 5 3 4 3 4 3.5 4.1
   Active case finding/ports of entry 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 NI NR 5 4 4 4 4 4.5 4.2
   Electronic reporting of cases 5 4 5 5 5 4 NI 3 NR 4 4 4 3 4 4.4 4.0
   Hotline for reporting possible cases 5 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 3.9 4.4
   Initial testing in district/provincial lab NI 4 5 4 4 4 NI NI NI 4 3 NI 2 4 3.8 4.0
   Any other active surveillance activities 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 5 4 4.1 3.6
   Rapid Response Team mobilization 5 5 5 4 5 4 NR 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 4.5 4.3
   Communication w/cross-border site(s) 5 4 5 3 NI 4 NR 4 NR 4 3 NI 3 4 4.0 3.8
   Sharing info w/MBDS country 5 5 NI 3 NI 4 NR 4 NR 4 3 NI 4 4 4.0 4.0
   Sharing info w/MBDS Coordinator 5 5 4 4 NI 4 NR 4 NR 4 3 NI 4 4 4.0 4.2
MEAN 4.9 4.5 4.5 3.9 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.4 3.3 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.1
Disease Prevention and Control - Health Care Facilities                 
   Communications w/health workers 4 4 5 4 4 4 NR 4 NR 5 3 4 4 4 4.0 4.1
   Use hospital admission criteria 5 5 5 4 NI 4 NR 4 NR 5 4 5 4 4 4.5 4.4
   Preparation or use of isolation areas 5 4 5 5 4 4 NR 4 NR 5 4 5 5 4 4.6 4.4
   Use of PPE for health workers 5 5 5 5 4 4 NR 4 NR 4 4 5 4 4 4.4 4.4
   Use of antiviral drugs for treatment 5 5 5 4 4 4 NR 4 NR 5 4 5 4 4 4.4 4.4
   Use of antiviral drugs for prophylaxis 5 5 5 3 4 4 NR 3 3 4 3 5 4 4 4.0 4.0
   Focus on hospital infection control 4 4 5 4 5 4 NR 3 NR 5 3 5 5 4 4.4 4.1
   More preparation for medical surge 4 4 4 3 4 4 NR 3 NR 5 3 5 5 4 4.0 4.0
MEAN 4.6 4.5 4.9 4.0 4.1 4.0 -- 3.6 3.0 4.8 3.5 4.9 4.4 4.0 4.3 4.2
Disease Prevention and Control - Communities                 
   Containment measures (from WHO) 4 4 4 4 4 4 NI 4 NR 5 3 4 5 4 4.0 4.1
   Border control measures 4 4 NI 4 4 4 NR 3 NR 5 3 5 4 4 3.8 4.1
   Restrictions of travel NR NI NI 3 NI 3 NI 2 NI NI NI NI 4 4 4.0 3.0
   Restrictions of public gatherings 3 NI NI 4 NI 3 NI 2 NI 5 NI 2 4 4 3.5 3.3
   Closure of any schools 4 NI NI 4 NI 4 NI NI NR 5 3 3 3 4 3.3 4.0
MEAN 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.6 -- 2.8 -- 5.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7
Risk Communications                 
   Spokesperson(s) identified 5 5 5 4 4 4 NR 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 4.7 4.1
   Public risk communications/targeted 5 4 5 3 4 4 NR 3 3 5 4 4 4 4 4.2 3.9
   Public risk communications/broad 4 4 4 4 3 3 NR 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 3.8 4.0
   Message consistency for public 4 5 5 4 4 4 NR 3 5 5 4 4 4 4 4.3 4.1
   Messages aimed to avoid public panic NR 4 3 4 4 4 NR 4 5 5 3 3 5 4 4.0 4.0
   Communications w/MBDS country NR 5 NI 3 NI 3 NR 4 3 5 3 NI 4 4 3.3 4.0
   Communications w/MBDS office 5 5 NI 4 NI 3 NR 4 4 4 NI NI 4 4 4.3 4.0
   Communications w/external partner 5 5 NI 3 NI 1 NR 4 4 3 NI NI 4 4 4.3 3.3
MEAN 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.6 4.0 3.3 -- 3.6 4.1 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.9
  1. 1. CAMB = Cambodia; CYUN = China Yunnan-Province; CGUA = China Guangxi Province; LAOS = Laos; MYAN = Myanmar; THAI = Thailand; VIET = Vietnam
  2. 2. Ratings of activity performance measured on a Likert Scale where 1 = very poor, 2 = poor, 3 = average, 4 = good and 5 = excellent
  3. 3. NI = not implemented; NR = no response