What Should We Learn From Early Hemodialysis Allocation About How We Should Be Using ECMO?

AMA J Ethics. 2019 May 1;21(5):E421-428. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.421.


Early hemodialysis allocation deliberations should inform our current considerations of what constitutes reasonable uses of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Deliberative democracy can be used as a strategy to gather a plurality of views, consider criteria, and guide policy making.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Decision Making*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / ethics*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / trends*
  • Humans
  • Policy Making*
  • Renal Dialysis / ethics*
  • Renal Dialysis / trends*
  • Resource Allocation
  • Social Values
  • Stakeholder Participation
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology