The Bioterrorism and Epidemic Outbreak Response Model (BERM) predicts the number and type of staff needed to respond to a major disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack on a given population. Version 2.0 includes a customizable staff model with more flexibility but requiring more inputs than the previous version.
This model will calculate estimates of recommended per-clinic and campaign-wide core staff and support staff based on user inputs. These calculations are identical to those performed in earlier versions. However, this model allows users to enter each process time and population proportion individually, rather than selecting ‘scenarios’ as in previous versions.