Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997
The Economic Impact of a Bioterrorist Attack: Are Prevention and Postattack Intervention Programs Justifiable?
|Actuarially fair annual premium ($ millions)
|Days post-attackb||Preventable loss ($millions)||0.01 t0 0.001||0.01 to 0.0001||0.01 to 0.00001|
|Maximum loss estimatec|
|Minimum loss estimated|
aSee text for definition.
bNo. of days from attack to effective initiation of prophylaxis.
cMaximum loss preventable (potential net savings) occurs with the doxycycline-anthrax vaccine prophylaxis regimen, a multiplication factor of 5 for unnecessary prophylaxis, and a discount rate of 3% (Table 2).
dMinimum loss preventable (potential net savings) occurs with the ciprofloxacin prophylaxis regimen, a multiplication factor of 15 for unnecessary prophylaxis, and a discount rate of 5% (Table 2).
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