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Governor Considerations Regarding Crisis Standards of Care   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "As part of state public health emergency preparedness initiatives, many states have developed guidelines or frameworks to address crisis standards of care (CSC). CSC are intended to help health systems and providers implement standardized and consistent approaches to allocate scarce resources throughout a region or state for triaging and treating patients impacted by a given emergency. Standardization is critical to ensure fairness in access to care throughout the affected area and to help limit the extent to which patients 'hospital shop' if there is perceived or actual differentiation in protocols for prioritizing care. Absent state guidance, hospitals will develop and follow their own policies. However, hospitals can incorporate guidance into their own operating procedures, decide when to activate, and decide when to deactivate."

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2020-05-18
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National Governors' Association
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