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MedCon:pre-event; a tool to estimate the pre-event population at risk of medical consequences in a disaster
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    Revision date: 07/06/2009
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  • Alternative Title:
    MedCon : pre-event ; MedCon pre-event ;
  • Description:
    "The MedCon:Pre-Event has been designed to estimate the baseline medical care requirements (i.e., the number of persons that would require medical care) of a displaced population following a disaster due to pre-existing medical conditions. Users of MedCon:PreEvent should note that the MedCon:Pre-Event has not been designed for estimating the medical care requirements due to direct impact of the event (e.g., injuries and illness) or additional medical care requirements resulting from the aggravation of the existing medical condition. The intended users of the MedCon:Pre-Event model are public health preparedness planners at local, state, and federal levels involved in addressing the large scale medical care requirements resulting from man-made and natural disasters."
  • Content Notes:
    [authors, Sundar S. Shrestha, Martin I. Meltzer, Daniel M. Sosin]. "Revision date: 07/06/2009." MedCon:Pre-Event uses the Microsoft Windows operating system (Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher) and Excel (Microsoft Office 2000 or higher). We recommend using a computer with at least a 486 Pentium processor and at least 128MB RAM. MedCon:Pre-Event requires at least 2 megabytes of storage space on the computer's hard drive. Suggested citation for manual: Shrestha SS, Meltzer MI, Sosin DM. MedCon: Pre-Event V1.0 A manual to aid users to estimate pre-event the population at risk of medical consequences in a disaster (Beta test version). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, 2009: 49 pp.
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