What is common and what is different: recommendations from European scientific societies for triage in the first outbreak of COVID-19

Joana Teles Sarmento*, Cristina Lírio Pedrosa, Ana Sofia Carvalho

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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A public health emergency, as the COVID-19 pandemic, may lead to shortages of potentially life-saving treatments. In this situation, it is necessary, justifiable and proportionate to have decision tools in place to enable healthcare professionals to triage and prioritise access to those resources. An ethically sound framework should consider the principles of beneficence and fair allocation. Scientific Societies across Europe were concerned with this problem early in the pandemic and published guidelines to support their professionals and institutions. This article aims to compare triage policies from medical bodies across Europe, to characterise the process of triage and the ethical values, principles and theories that were proposed in different countries during the first outbreak of COVID-19.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)472-478
Número de páginas7
RevistaJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume48
Número de emissão7
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 1 jul 2022

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