Resource Allocation and Pandemic Response: An Evidence Synthesis to Inform Decision-Making

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Resource Allocation and Pandemic Response: An Evidence Synthesis to Inform Decision-Making
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Methodology description
We searched the databases PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on May 4, 2020. The search strategy is documented in Appendix A (p. 33). We included empirical studies and simulations evvaluating strategies for policy makers as well as consensus guidelines to allocate scarce resources. Studies had to address the allocation of scarce resources and interventions had to be aimed at policy makers such as local public health officials rather than individual clinicians.
The data was uploaded to SRDR retrospectively. Evidence Tables available for download at the following link:
Funding Source
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Healthcare ethics: the experience after the Haitian earthquake.-- Not Found --
A large-scale points-of-dispensing exercise for first responders and first receivers in Nassau County, New York.2010
Impact of tabletop exercises on participants' knowledge of and confidence in legal authorities for infectious disease emergencies.2009
Implementing the cities readiness initiative: lessons learned from Boston.2008
Management of evacuee surge from a disaster area: solutions to avoid non-emergent, emergency department visits.-- Not Found --
Alternate site surge capacity in times of public health disaster maintains trauma center and emergency department integrity: Hurricane Katrina.2007
A regional medical operations center improves disaster response and inter-hospital trauma transfers.2006
Mass medication modeling in response to public health emergencies: outcomes of a drive-thru exercise.-- Not Found --
Use of an innovative design mobile hospital in the medical response to Hurricane Katrina.2007
Shadow Bowl 2003: a collaborative exercise in community readiness, agency cooperation, and medical response.2004
Emergency response to an anthrax attack.2003
The World Trade Center attack. Lessons for disaster management.2001
The use of deployable military hospitals after hurricanes: lessons from the Hurricane Marilyn response.2000
Web-based self-triage of influenza-like illness during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.2010
Optimizing influenza vaccine distribution.2009
Light-scattering patterns of the vitreous humor.1968
Nucleotide composition of transfer RNA of rabbit reticulocytes.1967
Strengthening the diagnostic capacity to detect Bio Safety Level 3 organisms in unusual respiratory viral outbreaks.2009
Modeling the logistics of response to anthrax bioterrorism.-- Not Found --
Effect of widespread restrictions on the use of hospital services during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.2007
Modelling strategic use of the national antiviral stockpile during the CONTAIN and SUSTAIN phases of an Australian pandemic influenza response.2010
Evaluation of targeted influenza vaccination strategies via population modeling.2010
Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical supplies.2006
Out-of-Hospital Cohort Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients with Mild Symptoms in Korea: an Experience from a Single Community Treatment Center.
In-Home Strategic National Stockpile Dispensing by Means of Home Health Agencies: An Alternative Means of Dispensing to Vulnerable Populations.2019
Partnerships Involved in Public Health Testing for Zika Virus in Florida, 2016.-- Not Found --
A tabletop school bus rollover: Connecticut-wide drills to build pediatric disaster preparedness and promote a novel hospital disaster readiness checklist.-- Not Found --
Optimizing spatial allocation of seasonal influenza vaccine under temporal constraints.2019
Modelling an optimum vaccination strategy against ZIKA virus for outbreak use.2019
Data Fitting and Scenario Analysis of Vaccination in the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in Liberia.2019
Iranian Emergency Medical Service Response in Disaster; Report of three Earthquakes.2019
Are we prepared for the next influenza pandemic? Lessons from modelling different preparedness policies against four pandemic scenarios.2019
Controlling epidemic outbreak based on local dynamic infectiousness on complex networks.2018
Using discrete-event simulation to increase the efficiency of point of distribution sites.-- Not Found --
Value of inventory information in allocating a limited supply of influenza vaccine during a pandemic.2018
Exploring scenarios of chikungunya mitigation with a data-driven agent-based model of the 2014-2016 outbreak in Colombia.
Developing a Mass Casualty Surge Capacity Protocol for Emergency Medical Services to Use for Patient Distribution.2017
Equalizing access to pandemic influenza vaccines through optimal allocation to public health distribution points.
An Inter-regional US Blood Supply Simulation Model to Evaluate Blood Availability to Support Planning for Emergency Preparedness and Medical Countermeasures.2018
The 2009 pandemic in Mexico: Experience and lessons regarding national preparedness policies for seasonal andĀ epidemic influenza.-- Not Found --
Identifying cost-effective dynamic policies to control epidemics.2016
Optimizing Real-Time Vaccine Allocation in a Stochastic SIR Model.2016
Use of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers in a Hospital-based Disaster Exercise.2016
Model-based reconstruction of an epidemic using multiple datasets: understanding influenza A/H1N1 pandemic dynamics in Israel.2016
A double-risk monitoring and movement restriction policy for Ebola entry screening at airports in the United States.2016
One versus two doses: What is the best use of vaccine in an influenza pandemic?2015
Case study of medical evacuation before and after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in the great east Japan earthquake.2015
Use of an automated drug distribution cabinet system in a disaster response mobile emergency department.2015
A Community-Led Medical Response Effort in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy.2015
Fairness versus efficiency of vaccine allocation strategies.2015
Load index model: An advanced tool to support decision making during mass-casualty incidents.2015
Modeling the Effect of Herd Immunity and Contagiousness in Mitigating a Smallpox Outbreak.2015
Dynamics and control of Ebola virus transmission in Montserrado, Liberia: a mathematical modelling analysis.2014
Impacts of a mass vaccination campaign against pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza in Taiwan: a time-series regression analysis.2014
The planning, execution, and evaluation of a mass prophylaxis full-scale exercise in cook county, IL.-- Not Found --
Efficiency of points of dispensing for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2009.2014
Throughput times for adults and children during two drive-through influenza vaccination clinics.2013
A community outreach influenza vaccination drive as a model for mass disaster prophylaxis.2013
Optimized strategy for the control and prevention of newly emerging influenza revealed by the spread dynamics model.2014
Clinic accessibility and clinic-level predictors of the geographic variation in 2009 pandemic influenza vaccine coverage in Montreal, Canada.2014
Simple, school-based mass distribution as a small-town strategy.2013
Ready or not: analysis of a no-notice mass vaccination field response in Philadelphia.2013
Optimal strategies of social distancing and vaccination against seasonal influenza.-- Not Found --
Predictors of the timing of vaccination uptake: The 2009 influenza pandemic (H1N1) in Montreal.2013
Using a Dynamic Model to Consider Optimal Antiviral Stockpile Size in the Face of Pandemic Influenza Uncertainty.
Lessons learned from the Wenchuan earthquake.2012
Optimal vaccine allocation for the early mitigation of pandemic influenza.2013
Evaluation of hospital mass screening and infection control practices in a pandemic influenza full-scale exercise.2012
The impact of school closures on pandemic influenza: Assessing potential repercussions using a seasonal SIR model.2012
Fast-track ventilation strategy to cater for pandemic patient isolation surges.2012
Preparedness for pandemics: does variation among states affect the nation as a whole?-- Not Found --
Modeling the effects of H1N1 influenza vaccine distribution in the United States.2012
Hospital emergency preparedness: Push-POD operation and pharmacists as immunizers.-- Not Found --
Enhancing community partnerships during a public health emergency: the school-located vaccination clinics model in Kanawha County, WV during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic.-- Not Found --
Modeling optimal age-specific vaccination strategies against pandemic influenza.2012
Planning for the control of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in Los Angeles County and the United States.2011
Fostering Interprofessional Education Through a Multidisciplinary, Community-Based Pandemic Mass Vaccination Exercise.2018
Optimal targeting of seasonal influenza vaccination toward younger ages is robust to parameter uncertainty.2013
Identifying the relative priorities of subpopulations for containing infectious disease spread.2013
The epidemiology and surveillance response to pandemic influenza A (H1N1) among local health departments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Monitoring unmet needs: using 2-1-1 during natural disasters.2012
US screening of international travelers for radioactive contamination after the Japanese nuclear plant disaster in March 2011.2012
Protective practices and respiratory illness among US travelers to the 2009 Hajj.-- Not Found --
Optimal control of epidemics with limited resources.2011
Critical Care Utilization for the COVID-19 Outbreak in Lombardy, Italy: Early Experience and Forecast During an Emergency Response.
Transmission potential and design of adequate control measures for Marburg hemorrhagic fever.2012
Reactive strategies for containing developing outbreaks of pandemic influenza.2011
Simulating school closure policies for cost effective pandemic decision making.
Impact of school closures for COVID-19 on the US health-care workforce and net mortality: a modelling study.
Virulence attenuation during an influenza A/H5N1 pandemic.2013
Would school closure for the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic have been worth the cost?: a computational simulation of Pennsylvania.
School closures during the 2009 influenza pandemic: national and local experiences.
Emergency Organization of Child Psychiatric Care Following the Terrorist Attack on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France.2019
Evidence-Based interventions of Norovirus outbreaks in China.2016
Contact Tracing Assessment of COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics in Taiwan and Risk at Different Exposure Periods Before and After Symptom Onset.2020
The role of community-wide wearing of face mask for control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic due to SARS-CoV-2.2020
Modeling the impact of air, sea, and land travel restrictions supplemented by other interventions on the emergence of a new influenza pandemic virus.
School closure policies at municipality level for mitigating influenza spread: a model-based evaluation.2016
Optimizing tactics for use of the U.S. antiviral strategic national stockpile for pandemic influenza.
Efficiency and effectiveness of using nonmedical staff during an urgent mass prophylaxis response.-- Not Found --
Model-Based Comprehensive Analysis of School Closure Policies for Mitigating Influenza Epidemics and Pandemics.2016
Modelling the COVID-19 epidemic and implementation of population-wide interventions in Italy.2020
Internet Hospitals Help Prevent and Control the Epidemic of COVID-19 in China: Multicenter User Profiling Study.2020
A note on the use of optimal control on a discrete time model of influenza dynamics.
Multi-scale modeling for the transmission of influenza and the evaluation of interventions toward it.2015
Cost-effective strategies for mitigating a future influenza pandemic with H1N1 2009 characteristics.2011
A model-based economic analysis of pre-pandemic influenza vaccination cost-effectiveness.2014
Modelling the impact of local reactive school closures on critical care provision during an influenza pandemic.2011
Increased situation awareness in major incidents-radio frequency identification (RFID) technique: a promising tool.2012
Selecting nonpharmaceutical interventions for influenza.2013
Substantial Impact of School Closure on the Transmission Dynamics during the Pandemic Flu H1N1-2009 in Oita, Japan.2015
Economic analysis of pandemic influenza mitigation strategies for five pandemic severity categories.2013
School Opening Delay Effect on Transmission Dynamics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Korea: Based on Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Study.2020
A new approach for designing disease intervention strategies in metapopulation models.2016
Interventions to mitigate early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Singapore: a modelling study.2020
The effect of human mobility and control measures on the COVID-19 epidemic in China.2020
The feasibility of age-specific travel restrictions during influenza pandemics.2011
The effect of public health interventions on the spread of influenza among cities.2012
Reactive school closure weakens the network of social interactions and reduces the spread of influenza.2019
A sequential experimental design method to evaluate a combination of school closure and vaccination policies to control an H1N1-like pandemic.-- Not Found --
Controlling epidemic spread by social distancing: do it well or not at all.
Evaluating the combined effectiveness of influenza control strategies and human preventive behavior.2011
Critical paths in a metapopulation model of H1N1: Efficiently delaying influenza spreading through flight cancellation.2012
Design of non-pharmaceutical intervention strategies for pandemic influenza outbreaks.2014
The cost effectiveness of pandemic influenza interventions: a pandemic severity based analysis.2013
Get the news out loudly and quickly: the influence of the media on limiting emerging infectious disease outbreaks.2013
Mathematical assessment of the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on curtailing the 2019 novel Coronavirus.2020
Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China.2020
School closure as an influenza mitigation strategy: how variations in legal authority and plan criteria can alter the impact.
The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan, China: a modelling study.2020
Modeling control strategies for concurrent epidemics of seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza.2011
Evaluation of strategies for control and prevention of pandemic influenza (H1N1pdm) in Japanese children attending school in a rural town. Simulation using mathematical models.2013
Modelling community-control strategies to protect hospital resources during an influenza pandemic in Ottawa, Canada.2017
Only strict quarantine measures can curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy, 2020.2020
Estimating the value of containment strategies in delaying the arrival time of an influenza pandemic: a case study of travel restriction and patient isolation.2012
Beyond Contact Tracing: Community-Based Early Detection for Ebola Response.2016
Economic Evaluation of Individual School Closure Strategies: The Hong Kong 2009 H1N1 Pandemic.2016
Dynamic modelling of costs and health consequences of school closure during an influenza pandemic.2012
Efficient Vaccine Distribution Based on a Hybrid Compartmental Model.2016
Evaluating temporal factors in combined interventions of workforce shift and school closure for mitigating the spread of influenza.2012
A functional needs approach to emergency planning.2014
Spatiotemporal dynamics of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea and implications for vaccination and disease elimination: a computational modeling analysis.2016
The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Pujehun, Sierra Leone: epidemiology and impact of interventions.2015
Human mobility networks, travel restrictions, and the global spread of 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
Stochastic epidemic models featuring contact tracing with delays.2015
Can antiviral drugs contain pandemic influenza transmission?2011
Early Identification and Prevention of the Spread of Ebola in High-Risk African Countries.2016
Vaccination strategies to control Ebola epidemics in the context of variable household inaccessibility levels.2019
The role of subway travel in an influenza epidemic: a New York City simulation.2011
Drivers and consequences of influenza antiviral resistant-strain emergence in a capacity-constrained pandemic response.2012
Pandemic Risk Assessment Model (PRAM): a mathematical modeling approach to pandemic influenza planning.2016
The effect of school dismissal on rates of influenza-like illness in New York City schools during the spring 2009 novel H1N1 outbreak.2012
A theoretical single-parameter model for urbanisation to study infectious disease spread and interventions.2019
Epidemic contact tracing via communication traces.
How to minimize the attack rate during multiple influenza outbreaks in a heterogeneous population.2012
School dismissal as a pandemic influenza response: When, where and for how long?2019
Oseltamivir storage, distribution and dispensing following the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak in Mexico.2012
The 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado: integration of pediatric disaster services into regional systems of care.2012
Effect of individual protective behaviors on influenza transmission: an agent-based model.2015
Optimal control of an influenza model with seasonal forcing and age-dependent transmission rates.2013
Household transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) and nonpharmaceutical interventions among households of high school students in San Antonio, Texas.2011
Agent-based simulation for weekend-extension strategies to mitigate influenza outbreaks.2011
Pandemic controllability: a concept to guide a proportionate and flexible operational response to future influenza pandemics.2014
A real option analysis for stochastic disease control and vaccine stockpile policy: An application to H1N1 in Korea.2016
Comparing nonpharmaceutical interventions for containing emerging epidemics.2017
Public Health Interventions to Mitigate Early Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Poland.2020
Spatially-implicit modelling of disease-behaviour interactions in the context of non-pharmaceutical interventions.2018
Contact tracing and antiviral prophylaxis in the early stages of a pandemic: the probability of a major outbreak.2015
Enhancement of collective immunity in Tokyo metropolitan area by selective vaccination against an emerging influenza pandemic.2013
Seasonal influenza prevention and control in Taiwan-Strategies revisited.2019
Antiviral prophylaxis and isolation for the control of pandemic influenza.2014
Airport quarantine inspection, follow-up observation, and the prevention of pandemic influenza.2011
Entry and exit screening of airline travellers during the A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic: a retrospective evaluation.2013
Screening for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Auckland International Airport, New Zealand.2012
Fever screening during the influenza (H1N1-2009) pandemic at Narita International Airport, Japan.
Thermal image scanning for influenza border screening: results of an airport screening study.2011
Effectiveness of border screening for detecting influenza in arriving airline travelers.2015
The characteristics of imported cases and the effectiveness of outbreak control strategies of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in China.2012
Taiwan's Travel and Border Health Measures in Response to Zika.-- Not Found --
Airport sentinel surveillance and entry quarantine for dengue infections following a fever screening program in Taiwan.2012
Likely effectiveness of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for mitigating influenza virus transmission in Mongolia.2012
Effects of school closure on incidence of pandemic influenza in Alberta, Canada.2012
Effect of short-term school closures on the H1N1 pandemic in Japan: a comparative case study.2012
A model for the A(H1N1) epidemic in Mexico, including social isolation.-- Not Found --
Sources, perceived usefulness and understanding of information disseminated to families who entered home quarantine during the H1N1 pandemic in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional study.2011
Resource allocation for demand surge mitigation during disaster response2010
Collaborative risk-based preparedness for pandemic influenza in Southeastern Virginia2008
Large-scale dispensing for emergency response to bioterrorism and infectious-disease outbreak. Interfaces2006
Stockpiling Ventilators for Influenza Pandemics2017
Simulation modeling for pandemic decision making: A case study with bi-criteria analysis on school closures.2013
Mathematical modeling of contact tracing as a control strategy of Ebola virus disease2018
Pre-positioning of relief inventories: a multi-product newsvendor approach2018
Weekends as social distancing and their effect on the spread of influenza2016
Potential of a shopping street to serve as a food distribution center and an evacuation shelter during disasters: Case study of Kobe, Japan. 2020
A modeling study of school closure to reduce influenza transmission: A case study of an influenza A (H1N1) outbreak in a private Thai school2012
Evaluation of containment and mitigation strategies for an influenza A pandemic in China.2015
The impact of transmission control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic in China2020
Effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions for containing the COVID-19 outbreak: an observational and modelling study2020
Cost-effective length and timing of school closure during an influenza pandemic depend on the severity2014

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