Evaluating the Reliability of Emergency Response Systems for Large-Scale Incident Operations
January 9, 2013
A new study has been released from RAND Health Quarterly: Evaluating the Reliability of Emergency Response Systems for Large-Scale Incident Operations. The ability to measure emergency preparedness — to predict the likely performance of emergency response systems in future events — is critical for policy analysis in homeland security. Yet it remains difficult to know how prepared a response system is to deal with large-scale incidents, whether it is a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or industrial or transportation accident. This research draws on the fields of systems analysis and engineering to apply the concept of system reliability to the evaluation of emergency response systems. Learn more.