Accession Number : AD0718082

Title :   User's and Operator's Manual for the Local and Aggregate Total Emergency Health Care System Models. Volume II.

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. ; Lyday,Russell O. , Jr. ; Botkin,Gerald M. ; Anderson,Helen S.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : The purpose of this volume, is to provide the detailed instructions required to use the eight computer programs developed under this study. As reported in Volume I, two models were designed to assist medical preparedness planners in analyzing postattack health consequences. One of these models, the Aggregate Total Emergency Health Care System Model (the Aggregate Model), can be applied in the study of health related problems at the OCD area, state, OCD regional, or national levels. The other model, the Local Total Emergency Health Care System Model (the Local Model), is designed for single locality studies; i.e., any geographic area in which detailed results are desired for each Standard Location Area (SLA). The Local and Aggregate Models, although differing considerably in logic flow, are of similar design in that each consists of two submodels or programs that provide essentially the same type of output for their respective geographic areas: (1) an Immediate Effects Submodel that covers the period (days 0 through 30) during which the medical effort is directed toward improving the prognosis of the immediate weapon effects injuries, and (b) a Communicable Disease Submodel that covers days 31 through 365 and is directed toward prevention and cure of disease epidemics. These programs were designed as separate modules in order to save computer time while providing flexibility with regard to varying option parameters within each program without having to rerun all four programs. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE