Accession Number:

AD0415614

Title:

SHELTER MEDICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM STUDY

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL MOTORS CORP FLINT MI AC SPARK PLUG DIV

Report Date:

1963-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Part I studies various policies of allocating medical resources manpower and material in an area network of public fallout shelters during a post-nuclear emergency period of two weeks. It is concluded that a policy of assigning medical resources to large shelters is superior to concentrating them in hospitals or treatment centers. The near optimal strategy requires dispersal of physicians in high PF shelters, because of their potential value in the post- shelter period. In fallout only environments, medical support of the population would place minimal demands on the transportation, shelter management, and warning systems. Demands on the communications system are likely to be excessive. Recommendations of additional research for medical planning are included. Part II includes background data essential for the measures of effectiveness used in Part I.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE