Epidemic Analysis for Response Decision-Making: Systematic Organization of Multi-Source Information to Inform Response Decisions [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Document: "Epidemic analysis for response decision-making (ERD) is a practical process for informing response decisions by systematically, logically and clearly organizing multi-source information to optimize assessment. ERD begins when decision-makers must decide between a few defined response options, which generally ask either: 'Do we need to increase our response?' OR 'Can we reduce our response?' Such questions arise after an epidemic or a public health event has begun, and they continue to arise throughout the course of the event. Decision-makers consider multiple factors (for instance, financial, political, sociocultural or epidemiological) when deciding among response options, and ERD helps to inform the epidemiological considerations by synthesizing the epidemiological information. It also helps to identify information that should be collected for similar events in the future."
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