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The European Commission has carried out two reviews of the H1N1 pandemic response across the European Union and European economic area. The reviews provide helpful benchmarks across a range of areas, including communications, co-ordination of public health measures, and availability and use of antivirals and vaccines. These reviews can be found at:
On spend, the Department does not hold benchmark comparisons. This is partly due to the different approaches used by countries as to what factors are included. Also the commercial confidentiality of contracts for countermeasures restricts benchmarking.