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The Resource Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax, Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Clare Stroud [and others] ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax, Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Clare Stroud [and others] ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax
Title
Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Clare Stroud [and others] ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If terrorists released Bacillus anthracis over a large city, hundreds of thousands of people could be at risk of the deadly disease anthrax-caused by the B. anthracis spores-unless they had rapid access to antibiotic medical countermeasures (MCM). Although plans for rapidly delivering MCM to a large number of people following an anthrax attack have been greatly enhanced during the last decade, many public health authorities and policy experts fear that the nation's current systems and plans are insufficient to respond to the most challenging scenarios, such as a very large-scale anthrax attack. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response commissioned the Institute of Medicine to examine the potential uses, benefits, and disadvantages of strategies for repositioning antibiotics. This involves storing antibiotics close to or in the possession of the people who would need rapid access to them should an attack occur. Prepositioning Antibiotics for Anthrax reviews the scientific evidence on the time window in which antibiotics successfully prevent anthrax and the implications for decision making about prepositioning, describes potential prepositioning strategies, and develops a framework to assist state, local, and tribal public health authorities in determining whether prepositioning strategies would be beneficial for their communities. However, based on an analysis of the likely health benefits, health risks, and relative costs of the different prepositioning strategies, the book also develops findings and recommendations to provide jurisdictions with some practical insights as to the circumstances in which different prepositioning strategies may be beneficial. Finally, the book identifies federal- and national-level actions that would facilitate the evaluation and development of prepositioning strategies. Recognizing that communities across the nation have differing needs and capabilities, the findings presented in this report are intended to assist public health officials in considering the benefits, costs, and trade-offs involved in developing alternative prepositioning strategies appropriate to their particular communities"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
VVK
Dewey number
616.95/6
Funding information
Supported by contract no. HHSO100201000003A between the National Academy of Sciences and the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RA644.A6
LC item number
I577 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
NLM call number
  • 2012 C-274
  • WC 305
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stroud, Clare
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthrax
  • Biological warfare
  • Bioterrorism
  • Bioterrorism
  • Anthrax
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bioterrorism
  • Disaster Planning
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Time Factors
  • Anthrax
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • Anthrax
  • Bioterrorism
  • United States
Label
Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax, Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Clare Stroud [and others] ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antibiotics for anthrax postexposure prophylaxis -- Current dispensing strategies for medical countermasures for anthrax -- Prepositioning strategies -- A decision-aiding framework -- Recommended actions for moving forward
Control code
775688619
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309218092
Lccn
2011277666
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)775688619
Label
Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax, Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Clare Stroud [and others] ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antibiotics for anthrax postexposure prophylaxis -- Current dispensing strategies for medical countermasures for anthrax -- Prepositioning strategies -- A decision-aiding framework -- Recommended actions for moving forward
Control code
775688619
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309218092
Lccn
2011277666
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)775688619

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