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Journal article


The New England journal of medicine

Publication Date





2049 - 2055


From the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (E.J.E., A.G., C.Z., C.B.); the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver (G.P.); the Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto (R.U.), and the School of Health Studies, Western University, London, ON (M.S.) - both in Canada; the Preventive Medicine Department, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo (B.T.); the Wellcome Centre of Ethics and Humanities, the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (M.P.); and the Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC (J.P.P.).


Humans, Pneumonia, Viral, Coronavirus Infections, Ventilators, Mechanical, Resource Allocation, Health Care Rationing, Health Policy, Bioethical Issues, Hospital Bed Capacity, United States, Pandemics, Betacoronavirus, Health Workforce, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2