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We used discrete-event simulation to help the San Antonio public health and acute medical care communities to plan their response to a bioterrorist attack. The analysis, based on a scenario positing an attack with aerosolized smallpox, indicated the resources and strategies needed for an effective response. We found that a mixture of public-health measures(More)
Simulating the response of a rural acute health-care delivery system to a bioterrorist attack. Objectives: This paper demonstrates the applicability of discrete event simulation to planning the response of a rural acute health-care delivery system to a bioterrorist attack. Simulation results are used to develop observations and recommendations for planning(More)
Optimizing healthcare delivery--improving processes to reduce impediments to care--is an important goal of the Military Health System. Models and data can be effective tools to assist managers in achieving this goal. This paper illustrates this utility with a case study of the intensive care unit (ICU) at the US Air Force's Wilford Hall Medical Center. A(More)
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the recently enacted Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21), DOT announces the availability of funding authorized in the amount of $1.75 billion ($750 million in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds and $1 billion in FY 2014 funds (and any funds that may be available from prior fiscal years)) to provide TIFIA credit(More)
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