Public health emergencies give rise to unique public health challenges that can contribute to scarcity of medical resources and services.
Emergency planners have a duty to provide guidance related to the ethical allocation of scarce medical resources and services during public health emergencies.
This Project seeks to develop ethical guidelines for allocation of scarce medical resources and services during public health emergencies in Michigan. Funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP
), our Project leaders and Ethics Advisory Committee have developed a number of resources to assist in making resource allocation decisions during emergency circumstances.
We welcome your interest in this Project and your feedback. Please provide feedback on our guidance documents or contact us.
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