Optimal sequential management decisions for influenza outbreaks


Management policies for influenza outbreaks balance the expected morbidity and mortality costs versus the cost of intervention policies under outbreak parameter uncertainty. Previous approaches have not updated parameter estimates as data arrives or have had a limited set of possible intervention policies. We present a methodology for dynamic determination of optimal policies in a stochastic compartmental model with sequentially updated parameter uncertainty that searches the full set of sequential control strategies.


This abstract highlights a methodology to build optimal management policy maps for use in influenza outbreaks in small populations.

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December, 2010

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