AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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Journal Article

This position statement and companion article represent the official policy position of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in regard to COVID-19. The statement is intended to inform stakeholders including hospitals, health systems, and policymakers about ethical considerations to consider when developing strategies for allocating scarce resources during an emergency involving older adults. Recommendations for post-pandemic review are included. The article from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society free to access and download.

Author(s): 
Timothy W. Farrell
Lauren E. Ferrante
Teneille Brown
Leslie Francis
Eric Widera
Ramona Rhodes
Tony Rosen
Ula Hwang
Leah J. Witt
Niranjan Thothala
Shan W. Liu
Caroline A. Vitale
Ursula K. Braun
Caroline Stephens
Debra Saliba
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