Systems approaches to animal disease surveillance and resource allocation: methodological frameworks for behavioral analysis

Rich, K.M., Denwood, M.J., Stott, A.W., Mellor, D.J. , Reid, S.W.J. and Gunn, G.J. (2013) Systems approaches to animal disease surveillance and resource allocation: methodological frameworks for behavioral analysis. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e82019. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082019) (PMID:24348922) (PMCID:PMC3857842)

Rich, K.M., Denwood, M.J., Stott, A.W., Mellor, D.J. , Reid, S.W.J. and Gunn, G.J. (2013) Systems approaches to animal disease surveillance and resource allocation: methodological frameworks for behavioral analysis. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e82019. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082019) (PMID:24348922) (PMCID:PMC3857842)

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Abstract

While demands for animal disease surveillance systems are growing, there has been little applied research that has examined the interactions between resource allocation, cost-effectiveness, and behavioral considerations of actors throughout the livestock supply chain in a surveillance system context. These interactions are important as feedbacks between surveillance decisions and disease evolution may be modulated by their contextual drivers, influencing the cost-effectiveness of a given surveillance system. This paper identifies a number of key behavioral aspects involved in animal health surveillance systems and reviews some novel methodologies for their analysis. A generic framework for analysis is discussed, with exemplar results provided to demonstrate the utility of such an approach in guiding better disease control and surveillance decisions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Denwood, Dr Matthew and Mellor, Professor Dominic
Authors: Rich, K.M., Denwood, M.J., Stott, A.W., Mellor, D.J., Reid, S.W.J., and Gunn, G.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:PLoS ONE
Publisher:Public Library of Science
ISSN:1932-6203
ISSN (Online):1932-6203
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in PLoS ONE 8(11):e82019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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