Model Hospital Policy for Fair Allocation of Scarce Medications to Treat COVID-19
Various Authors. (2020). Model Hospital Policy for Fair Allocation of Scarce Medications to Treat COVID-19. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine.
This model offers a framework to make allocation decisions for COVID-19 medications when an insufficient supply is available. A trained allocation team – not the treating clinicians – would prioritize which eligible patients receive treatment using a lottery system weighted toward essential workers and individuals from disadvantaged areas.