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

JAMA. 2020 May 12;323(18):1773-1774. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.5046.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Beds / ethics
  • Beds / supply & distribution*
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Critical Care / ethics
  • Ethics, Clinical
  • Health Care Rationing / ethics*
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Life Cycle Stages
  • Pandemics
  • Patient Selection / ethics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Public Health / ethics
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Triage / ethics
  • Triage / methods
  • Ventilators, Mechanical / ethics
  • Ventilators, Mechanical / supply & distribution*
  • Withholding Treatment / ethics

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2