Allocating Scarce Resources During a Pandemic

RAND senior behavioral/social scientist Lori Frank and senior policy researcher Thomas Concannon discuss their work in developing the Core Guidance Checklist for health care resource allocation decisionmaking during a pandemic. Frank explains that expanding the view beyond one hospital or health system to a local region can lead to greater efficiency of resource allocation. Concannon describes how communities of color have been disproportionately affected during this pandemic, and stresses the importance of ensuring voices from affected communities are involved in resource allocation decisionmaking.

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