Accession Number:

ADA614609

Title:

2013 Review on the Extension of the AMedP-8(C) Methodology to New Agents, Materials, and Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This is the fifth in a series of annual reviews on the extension of the casualty estimation methodology described in Allied Medical Publication 8 C NATO Planning Guide for the Estimation of CBRN Casualties AMedP-8C. The objective of this document, the 2013 review, is to provide a framework to assess the relative costs and benefits of potential modifications to the AMedP-8C methodology to inform the prioritization of future efforts. The IDA team identified 14 potential enhancements to the methodology and heuristically assessed their implications, by ranking their impact and the level of effort required to implement them on an ordinal three point scale high, medium, or low. The IDA team then described four schemes based on these ratings that could be used to prioritize the possible enhancements to the methodology and recommended that the sponsors select one of the four schemes based on their preferences and available resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE