Pandemic triage: the ethical challenge

Melnychuk, Ryan M.; Kenny, Nuala P.
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/21/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p1393
Academic Journal
This article responds to an article by Christian and associates which describes a triage protocol for critical care during an influenza pandemic in Canada. The authors have attempted to close a significant gap in the influenza pandemic plan related to triage and the prioritization and use of scarce resources. They acknowledge that this protocol has never been employed and that it was developed by a panel of experts, without public input.


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