A Mechanism to Reduce Medical Supply Shortfalls During Pandemics
RAND Corporation. (2020). A Mechanism to Reduce Medical Supply Shortfalls During Pandemics. (Added 5/20/2020.)
This report proposes incentivizing regions with low numbers of cases during a pandemic not to hold or acquire unused medical supplies that are needed in regions with high case counts by guaranteeing they will be prioritized to receive supplies when they are needed to managing increasing numbers of cases. A centralized pool of dedicated resources would be available to draw upon as a backstop.