For the Good of Us All Ethically Rationing Health Resources in Minnesota in a Severe Influenza Pandemic
Vawter, D.E., Garrett, E.J., Gervais, K.G., et al. (2010). For the Good of Us All: Ethically Rationing Health Resources in Minnesota in a Severe Influenza Pandemic. (Free registration required.) Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics and the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics.
This report—developed for the state of Minnesota—contains and describes the reasoning behind the creation of ethical frameworks for rationing antiviral medications, N95 respirators, surgical masks, vaccines and mechanical ventilators during a pandemic that met nine specific assumptions. The guidelines can be adopted and tailored by other states.