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

@inproceedings{Stein2012DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a resource modelling tool to support decision makers in pandemic influenza preparedness: The AsiaFluCap Simulator},
  author={Mart Lambertus Stein and James W. Rudge and Richard J. Coker and Charlie P van der Weijden and Ralf Krumkamp and Piya Hanvoravongchai and Irwin Fernandez Chavez and Weerasak Putthasri and Bounlay Phommasack and Wiku Adisasmito and Sok Touch and Le Minh Sat and Yu-Chen Hsu and Mirjam E. Kretzschmar and Aura Timen},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND 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… CONTINUE READING

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