2011 Review on the Extension of the AMedP8C Methodology to New Agents Materials and Conditions

December, 2011
IDA document: D-4486
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
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In March 2011, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) promulgated Allied Medical Publication 8 (C): NATO Planning Guide for the Estimation of CBRN Casualties, (AMedP-8(C)) as a general methodology for estimating casualties resulting from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) attacks against deployed military forces. AMedP-8(C) contains parameters and values that can be used to apply the methodology for a limited number of specified CBRN agents or effects. This document is the third annual review by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) of the extent to which information available in published literature can be used: 1) to support the development of quantifiable casualty estimation parameters for additional agents or effects, 2) in response to new research, to update parameters for agents or effects already modeled, and 3) to extend the methodology to allow consideration of conditions not included in AMedP-8(C). The 2011 review focuses on the effort required to meet the priorities evinced in discussions with sponsors within Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) and the Joint Staff. The recommendations for future work contained herein are based on these priorities.


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