Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19

Governments and policy makers must do all they can to prevent the scarcity of medical resources. However, if resources do become scarce, we believe
the six recommendations we delineate should be used to develop guidelines that can be applied fairly and consistently across cases. Such guidelines
can ensure that individual doctors are never tasked with deciding unaided which patients receive life-saving care and which do not. Instead, we believe guidelines should be provided at a higher level of authority, both to alleviate physician burden and to ensure equal treatment. The described recommendations could shape the development of these guidelines.

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19
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