Epidemic Logistics with Demand Information Updating Model II: Medical Resource Is Limited

  • Ming LiuEmail author
  • Jie Cao
  • Jing Liang
  • MingJun Chen


This chapter is a continuous work of Chap.  4. In this chapter, we develop a unique time-varying forecasting model for dynamic demand of medical resources based on a susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered (SEIR) influenza diffusion model. In this forecasting mechanism, medical resources allocated in the early period will take effect in subduing the spread of influenza and thus impact the demand in the later period. We adopt a discrete time-space network to describe the medical resources allocation process following a hypothetical influenza outbreak in a region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Xuzhou University of TechnologyXuzhouChina
  3. 3.Nanjing Polytechnic InstituteNanjingChina
  4. 4.Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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