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How Hospitals Can Ethically Ration Ventilators During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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 article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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