Development of a triage protocol for critical care during an influenza pandemic.

@article{Christian2006DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a triage protocol for critical care during an influenza pandemic.},
  author={Michael David Christian and Laura A Hawryluck and Randy S Wax and Tim M. Cook and Neil M. Lazar and Margaret S. Herridge and Matthew Paul Muller and Douglas R Gowans and Wendy Fortier and Frederick M. Burkle},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2006},
  volume={175 11},
  pages={1377-81}
}
BACKGROUND The recent outbreaks of avian influenza (H5N1) have placed a renewed emphasis on preparing for an influenza pandemic in humans. Of particular concern in this planning is the allocation of resources, such as ventilators and antiviral medications, which will likely become scarce during a pandemic. METHODS We applied a collaborative process using best evidence, expert panels, stakeholder consultations and ethical principles to develop a triage protocol for prioritizing access to… CONTINUE READING

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