Accession Number : AD0718081

Title :   Alternative Designs for Systems for Providing Postattack Medical Care. Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 68-Oct 70,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Pyecha,John N. ; Hill,Edward L. ; Voors,A. Walter ; Hallan,Jerry B. ; Anderson,Helen S.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 248

Abstract : This study was designed to assist in analyzing postattack problems in medical preparedness planners by: (a) developing an aggregate one-year postattack health care system model applicable at the national, regional, state, or county level; (b) improving the Local Total Emergency Health Care System Model (the Local Model) that was developed under a previous contract for use in postattack medical preparedness planning in a single locality; (c) developing computer programs for processing raw casualty and medical resource data (personnel, facilities, and supplies) produced by the DASH and READY I damage assessment programs into the form required to serve as direct inputs into both the Local and Aggregate Models; (d) undertaking an exploratory study to evaluate the relative usefulness and desirability of developing alternative measures, in addition to 'survivors added,' for use in comparisons of cost-effectiveness ratios in selecting from alternative designs for postattack medical care systems; and (e) applying the newly developed Aggregate Total Emergency Health Care System Model (the Aggregate Model) in a case study of the postattack health posture of the State of Michigan. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PUBLIC HEALTH, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, PUBLIC HEALTH), MEDICINE, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, CASUALTIES, RADIATION INJURIES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), ECONOMICS, COSTS, DAMAGE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MODELS(SIMULATIONS)

Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE