Journal article

Modernising epidemic science: enabling patient-centred research during epidemics

Amanda M Rojek, Peter W Horby

BMC MEDICINE | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Emerging and epidemic infectious disease outbreaks are a significant public health problem and global health security threat. As an outbreak begins, epidemiological investigations and traditional public health responses are generally mounted very quickly. However, patient-centred research is usually not prioritised when planning and enacting the response. Instead, the clinical research response occurs subsequent to and separate from the public health response, and is inadequate for evidence-based decision-making at the bedside or in the offices of public health policymakers. DISCUSSION: The deficiencies of the clinical research response to severe acute respiratory syndrome, pande..

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Grants

Awarded by Wellcome Trust of Great Britain


Awarded by EU FP7 project PREPARE


Awarded by Medical Research Council UK


Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust of Great Britain (grant numbers 107834/Z/15/Z and106491/Z/14/Z), EU FP7 project PREPARE (602525), Medical Research Council UK (MC_PC_15001), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1116588). AR is funded by a Rhodes Scholarship.