Date of Publication:

December 22, 2004

Loud and Clear - Drilling for ResultsAuthor: Lucia Marks and Mike Potter (Altarum)

In March 2004, the Texas Institute for Health Policy Research (TIHPR), a nonprofit health policy think-tank in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Altarum, began developing quantifiable exercise metrics for the Texas Department of Health (TDH).

The Drill Outcome Quantification (DOQ) project will help maximize TDH’s return on its investment in preparedness exercises.

The completed project could prove fruitful for other agencies seeking a detailed set of quantitative measures for evaluating emergency response exercises.