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The Toughest Triage — Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic


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The Toughest Triage — Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic


The Covid-19 pandemic has led to severe shortages of many essential goods and services, from hand sanitizers and N-95 masks to ICU beds and ventilators. Although rationing is not unprecedented, never before has the American public been faced with the prospect of having to ration medical goods and services on this scale.




Truog, Robert D., Christine Mitchell, and George Q. Daley. 2020. "The Toughest Triage — Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic." New England Journal of Medicine.


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