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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A

Mar 30, 2020

Hospitals need ways to make rational, fair decisions about who gets ICU beds and ventilators if COVID-19 patients overwhelm capacity. Douglas B. White, MD, MAS, Director of the Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses a framework for those decisions and a guideline he helped develop for allocation of scarce resources in public health emergencies.