Recommended infrastructure standards for mass antibiotic dispensing [electronic resource] / Christopher Nelson ... [et al.].
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND Health, 2008.
- Additional Creators:
- Nelson, Christopher D., RAND Health, Center for Domestic and International Health Security, and United States. Department of Health and Human Services
- Technical report
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- Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent more than $7 billion to enhance state and local preparedness for bioterrorism attacks, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other large-scale public health emergencies. A central component of this effort involves the ability to dispense antibiotics and other life-saving medical countermeasures to large populations under short timelines. This report presents recommended standards for points of dispensing (or PODs), locations where the public would receive life-saving antibiotics or other medical countermeasures during a large-scale public health emergency. The standards, which are designed to apply to widely divergent jurisdictions, rely on expert panel evaluations, current POD planning practices, and computer-modeled scenarios.
- Title from PDF cover. and "Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services and was carried out within the RAND Health Center for Domestic and International Health Security."
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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- Mode of access: Internet. and System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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