Systems modeling in support of evidence-based disaster planning for rural areas.

@article{Hoard2005SystemsMI,
  title={Systems modeling in support of evidence-based disaster planning for rural areas.},
  author={Mama Hoard and Jack Homer and William Manley and Paul M. Furbee and Arshadul Haque and James C. Helmkamp},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 1-2},
  pages={117-25}
}
The objective of this communication is to introduce a conceptual framework for a study that applies a rigorous systems approach to rural disaster preparedness and planning. System Dynamics is a well-established computer-based simulation modeling methodology for analyzing complex social systems that are difficult to change and predict. This approach has been applied for decades to a wide variety of issues of healthcare and other types of service capacity and delivery, and more recently, to some… CONTINUE READING