The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Modeling Containment for Pandemic Influenza was charged with convening a major workshop to review: 1) the quality of existing models about a potential influenza pandemic and their utility for predicting the effects of various community containment policies on disease mitigation; 2) the available science and previous analyses of the efficacy of community mitigation approaches; and 3) the historical record of community interventions utilized during previous influenza pandemics and other relevant outbreaks. This document is the letter report based primarily on information from the workshop. It includes conclusions and recommendations.
2006 National Academy of Sciences
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