Accession Number:

AD0681252

Title:

NATIONAL EMERGENCY HEALTH PREPAREDNESS STUDY INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A TOTAL EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM MODEL

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1967-Aug 1968

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

243.0

Abstract:

The study developed a total Emergency Health Care System Model that can be used to study postattack problems in medical preparedness planning for a single locality. The total model consists of two submodels and is capable of analyzing medical system effectiveness, measured by survivors, as a function of medical resources and their employment e.g., triage, and treatment priorities. The Immediate Effects Submodel analyzes the first 60 days immediately after attack and is applicable to those casualties that survive the initial weapon effects. The Disease and Chronic Conditions Submodel is designed to model the generation and effects of likely disease threats to survivors of the 60 day postattack period throughout the ensuing year.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE