Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical supplies.

@article{Bravata2006ReducingMF,
  title={Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical supplies.},
  author={Dena Bravata and Gregory S. Zaric and J E C Holty and Margaret L. Brandeau and Emilee R Wilhelm and Kathryn M. McDonald and Douglas K. Owens},
  journal={Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={244-62}
}
A critical question in planning a response to bioterrorism is how antibiotics and medical supplies should be stockpiled and dispensed. The objective of this work was to evaluate the costs and benefits of alternative strategies for maintaining and dispensing local and regional inventories of antibiotics and medical supplies for responses to anthrax bioterrorism. We modeled the regional and local supply chain for antibiotics and medical supplies as well as local dispensing capacity. We found that… CONTINUE READING