The Role of Simulation and Modeling in Disaster Management Original Paper First Online: 21 March 2007 Received: 22 August 2006 Accepted: 10 November 2006 DOI:
Cite this article as: Steward, D. & Wan, T.T.H. J Med Syst (2007) 31: 125. doi:10.1007/s10916-006-9047-7 Abstract
The threat of pandemic disaster has motivated many collaborative exercises for the purpose of preparation and evaluation. The nature of these exercises depends upon the status of pre-existing expectations for system behavior and the aims of the exercise stakeholders. The contents of this article argue that these exercises may be developed using the same approach as simulation modeling to advantage. Four levels of maturity are outlined as a guide to understanding reasonable expectations for such activity.
Keywords Disaster management Simulation Modeling Tabletop exercise References
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