Michael Allswede

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A large number of biological agents can cause natural or bioterroristic disease outbreaks and each can present in a bewildering number of ways (e.g., a few cases versus many cases, confined to a building versus widely disseminated). This 'problem space' is a challenge for designers of early warning systems for disease outbreaks and the sheer size of this(More)
Reviewers chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise were invited to review this report. The purpose of this independent review was to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity,(More)
INTRODUCTION During an infectious disease outbreak, the ability of a hospital to continue routine operations depends upon its ability to absorb expected losses in revenue when the routine charge base is replaced by infectious disease-related charges. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the probable financial impact of a bioterrorism event(More)
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