Guidance to building an effective pandemic response supply chain, and tools to help plan Hospital Med-Surg/ICU and Point of Dispensing (POD) resource requirements and allocate vaccines.
The Vaccine Dispensing Locations Allocation Model is based on fundamental supply chain principles that have a long pedigree in the field of operations research. It applies a supply chain distribution method that maximizes “vaccinated person-days”, a concept that refers to the number of days patients receive protection from the virus the vaccine targets. While it was developed as a response to COVID-19, the model is equally applicable to other pandemic supply chain responses that may arise.
The Vaccine Distribution Warehouse Allocation Model is a companion to the Vaccine Dispensing Locations Allocation model for allocating vaccine supplies from a manufacturer to a set of distribution warehouses. When used together, vaccine supplies from the Warehouse Allocation model can be allocated from a manufacturer to distribution warehouses, then those supplies can be allocated to dispensing sites using the Dispensing Locations Allocation model. Both models maximize vaccinated person-days, thereby minimizing the time from a manufacturer’s production of vaccines to the time patients receive shots in their arms.
This tool is designed to make an easily modifiable projection of med/surge and ICU bed requirements over an outbreak of specified type, for a specified catchment area, and market share of that area, to model your hospital system.
This computer model predicts the number and type of staff needed to respond to a major disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack on a given population.
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