Decisions about the optimal allocation of key resources such as hospital beds, medications, and durable equipment raise both logistical and ethical questions and have important ramifications for hospital policy. COVID-19 has placed further strain on an already stressed medical system in which decisions have to be made equitably and efficiently to best serve our patients. We are excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Villarroel, MD, MPH, and Dr. Doug White, MD, MAS, to discuss these timely issues in the rapidly evolving landscape of COVID-19 era care.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
June 15, 2021

Equity and COVID-19

Equity and Access to Hospital Beds through the Arizona Surge Line
Lisa Villarroel, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Public Health Preparedness
Arizona Department of Health Services

Equity and the Allocation of Scarce COVID-19 Medications
Doug White, MD
Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine

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