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Ethical Issues and the Allocation of Scarce Resources During a Public Health Emergency

Michael D. Christian, MD; Christian E. Sandrock, MD, MPH; Asha Devereaux, MD, MPH; James Geiling, MD; CAPT Dennis E. Amundson, MC, USN; and Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD
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From Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada; University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817; Coronado, CA 92118; Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009; Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92134; and Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104.

Note: The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Government.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: All authors are members of the American College of Chest Physicians Task Force on Mass Critical Care.

Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(12):890-891. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-150-12-200906160-00020
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