Too Many Patients…A Framework to Guide Statewide Allocation of Scarce Mechanical Ventilation During Disasters

@article{Biddison2019TooMP,
  title={Too Many Patients…A Framework to Guide Statewide Allocation of Scarce Mechanical Ventilation During Disasters},
  author={L. Biddison and R. Faden and H. Gwon and Darren P. Mareiniss and A. Regenberg and M. Schoch‐Spana and J. Schwartz and E. Toner},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2019},
  volume={155},
  pages={848–854}
}
&NA; The threat of a catastrophic public health emergency causing life‐threatening illness or injury on a massive scale has prompted extensive federal, state, and local preparedness efforts. Modeling studies suggest that an influenza pandemic similar to that of 1918 would require ICU and mechanical ventilation capacity that is significantly greater than what is available. Several groups have published recommendations for allocating life‐support measures during a public health emergency. Because… Expand
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