publication . Article . 2012

Development of a resource modelling tool to support decision makers in pandemic influenza preparedness: The AsiaFluCap Simulator

Mart L. Stein; James W. Rudge; Richard Coker; Charlie P van der Weijden; Ralf Krumkamp; Piya Hanvoravongchai; Irwin Chavez; Weerasak Putthasri; Bounlay Phommasack; Wiku Adisasmito; ...
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  • Published: 12 Oct 2012 Journal: BMC Public Health, volume 12, issue 1 (eissn: 1471-2458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Health care planning for pandemic influenza is a challenging task which requires predictive models by which the impact of different response strategies can be evaluated. However, current preparedness plans and simulations exercises, as well as freely available simulation models previously made for policy makers, do not explicitly address the availability of health care resources or determine the impact of shortages on public health. Nevertheless, the feasibility of health systems to implement response measures or interventions described in plans and trained in exercises depends on the available resource capacity. As part of t...
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free text keywords: Pandemic influenza, Preparedness, Pandemic exercises, Public health officials, Decision making, Health care resources, Influenza modelling, Simulator, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Software, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Pandemic, Simulation, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Psychological intervention, Geographic information system, Health care, Evidence-based practice, Software, Preparedness
Funded by
EC| ASIAFLUCAP
Project
ASIAFLUCAP
Health system analysis to support capacity development to respond to pandemic influenza in Asia
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 201823
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
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