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American Journal of Bioethics.

Ambulance Charters during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Equitable Access to Scarce Resources

The novel coronavirus outbreak, like any pandemic, has brought with it many difficult choices. When demand for medical resources exceeds supply, healthcare providers have to make excruciating decisions about which patients will be offered treatment—not just intensive treatments, but any basic life support measures. The fundamental problem of rationing is that the distribution of hospital resources and services, such as ICU beds or ventilators, is a zero-sum game; if the healthcare system is overwhelmed, each patient who receives treatment represents one or more others who do not.

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Volume 20, Issue 10
September 2020

Target Articles.

Duties When an Anonymous Student Health Survey Finds a Hot Spot of Suicidality Arnold H. Levinson, M. Franci Crepeau-Hobson, Marilyn E. Coors, Jacqueline J. Glover, Daniel S. Goldberg & Matthew K. Wynia

Editorial.

We Are People, Not Clusters! Edwin J. Bernard, Alexander McClelland, Barb Cardell, Cecilia Chung, Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Martin French, Devin Hursey, Naina Khanna, Mx Brian Minalga, Andrew Spieldenner & Sean Strub