NATIONAL EMERGENCY HEALTH PREPAREDNESS STUDY INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A TOTAL EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM MODEL
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV
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The research, conducted for the Public Health Service was directed toward the development of a total Emergency Health Care System Model that can be used to study and evaluate the nuclear postattack health posture of a single locality. This total model consists of two submodels and can be used in medical preparedness planning for a single locality i.e., a town, city, or county. It is capable of analyzing medical system effectiveness, in terms of survivors added as a function of the availability and employment triage and treatment priorities of medical resources facilities, personnel and supplies. The first submodel, the Immediate Effects Submodel, simulates the first 60 days immediately after the attack and is concerned with the handling of casualties that survive the initial weapon effects. The second submodel of the Total Emergency Medical Care System Model is the Disease and Chronic Conditions Submodel and provides a simulated study of the probable generation and effect of communicable diseases among the survivors from 30 days to one year postattack.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Hygiene and Sanitation
- Civil Defense