Verweij, M. (2009). Moral Principles for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources in an Influenza Pandemic. (Abstract only.) Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 6(2): 159-169.
The author shares two ethical principles for resource prioritization: utility and equity. He writes, “Although decision-making about access to intensive care will involve choices with immediate tragic implications, the ethical complexity of these choices is relatively modest (although decisions will not be easy): there are persuasive moral reasons for giving priority to patients who are expected to benefit most within the shortest time.”