Skip to main content

Table 1 Number of LHDs that distributed antivirals to other organizations for dispensing to public (n = 28).

From: Public health management of antiviral drugs during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a survey of local health departments in California

  Size of Population Served by LHD   
  Small (< 50,000) Medium (50,000-499,999) Large (500,000+) All LHDs
Organization/Entity n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Public clinics/Health Centers 2 (50) 11 (69) 7 (88) 20 (71)
Private hospitals 0 (0) 10 (63) 8 (100) 18 (64)**
Retail pharmacies 3 (75) 8 (50) 4 (50) 15 (54)
Public Hospitals 2 (50) 3 (19) 8 (100) 13 (46)
Private clinicians 0 (0) 5 (31) 4 (50) 9 (32)
Tribal health clinic/hospitals 1 (25) 4 (25) 3 (38) 8 (29)
Prisons 0 (0) 1 (6) 4 (50) 5 (18)
College/Universities 0 (0) 4 (25) 1 (13) 5 (18)
Direct to patient* 0 (0) 3 (19) 2 (25) 5 (18)
Skilled nursing facilities/Long term care facilities 1 (25) 1 (6) 2 (25) 4 (14)
Military bases 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Airports 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Other 1 (25) 3 (19) 1 (13) 5 (18)
Total 4   16   8   28  
  1. Among the twenty-eight local health departments (LHDs) that distributed publicly purchased antivirals to other organizations for dispensing to the public, Table 1 summarizes the number and proportion of LHDs that reported distributing antivirals to each type of organization or entity, stratified by size of population served by LHD
  2. *Direct to patient methods include household delivery and pick-up and health department
  3. **Indicates statistically significant difference with respect to population size served by LHD (Fisher's exact test, p < .05)
\