Andrew Peterson sits on RAND expert consensus panel for document on allocating scarce resources in the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, many health system and state policymakers are working with no established methods for making decisions about allocation of scarce but lifesaving health care resources for patients and personal protective equipment for health care and long-term care workers. In many settings, decisions are being made ad hoc, with limited information and no input from patients and families, and criteria for allocation of scarce medical resources are not settled.
Recognizing that these challenges threaten the quality of health care resource allocation decisions, the authors created a rapid response guidance checklist to support health care resource allocation decisionmaking during the COVID-19 crisis.
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