How Hospitals Can Ethically Ration Ventilators During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Hospitals around the country have been coming up with guidelines on how staff might ration ventilators and other health care resources if they are in a situation during the coronavirus pandemic when there are not enough to meet patient needs.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Douglas White, a critical care doctor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, about this. Over the past decade, White has helped develop an ethics framework to address a potential pandemic and has been consulting with hospitals in recent days about their choices.

This segment aired on April 8, 2020.



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