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A Framework for Rationing Ventilators and Critical Care Beds During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Framework for Rationing Ventilators and Critical Care Beds During the COVID-19 Pandemic This Viewpoint describes a framework for rationing ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic should intensive care units find themselves with more patients than they can care for, using a score-based system that incorporates patients’ likelihood of surviving to hospital discharge and beyond and their role in the public health response to the outbreak. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A Framework for Rationing Ventilators and Critical Care Beds During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA , Volume 323 (18) – May 12, 2020

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2020.5046
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Abstract

This Viewpoint describes a framework for rationing ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic should intensive care units find themselves with more patients than they can care for, using a score-based system that incorporates patients’ likelihood of surviving to hospital discharge and beyond and their role in the public health response to the outbreak.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 12, 2020

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