Health Secur 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Julia S. C. Chelen, PhD, is a Research Associate; Amanda N. Perry, CCRP is a Research Project Specialist; Maia L. Crawford, MS, is Research Project Manager; and Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, FACPM, is a Professor and Director, Health Policy & Clinical Practice; all at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH. Amber E. Barnato is also Professor of Medicine, Section of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Douglas B. White, MD, MAS, is Vice Chair and Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness, Department of Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. Stephanie Zaza, MD, MPH, is President, Board of Regents, American College of Preventive Medicine, Washington, DC. Deborah S. Feifer is a Presidential Scholar, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or other sources of support.
Before the predicted March 2020 surge of COVID-19, US healthcare organizations were charged with developing resource allocation policies. We assessed policy preparedness and substantive triage criteria within existing policies using a cross-sectional survey distributed to public health personnel and healthcare providers between March 23 and April 23, 2020. Personnel and providers from 68 organizations from 34 US states responded. Read More