Ethical triage and scarce resource allocation during public health emergencies: tenets and procedures.

@article{Kuschner2007EthicalTA,
  title={Ethical triage and scarce resource allocation during public health emergencies: tenets and procedures.},
  author={Ware G. Kuschner and J. Bruce Pollard and Stephen C. Ezeji-Okoye},
  journal={Hospital topics},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={16-25}
}
Public health emergencies may result in mass casualties and a surge in demand for hospital-based care. Healthcare standards may need to be altered to respond to an imbalance between demands for care and resources. Clinical decisions that involve triage and scarce resource allocation may present unique ethical challenges. To address these challenges, the authors detailed tenets and procedures to guide triage and scarce resource allocation during public health emergencies. The authors propose… CONTINUE READING