Canadian doctors develop triage protocol for influenza pandemic

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1138
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. 1Toronto

A Canadian working group has developed a triage protocol for prioritising access to critical care resources in the event of an influenza pandemic (CMAJ 2006;175:1377). The protocol provides guidance for making triage decisions in the initial days to weeks of a flu pandemic if the critical care system becomes overwhelmed.

The Working Group of the Ontario Provincial Pandemic Plan, which comprises specialists in critical care, infectious diseases, medical ethics, military medicine, triage, and disaster management, was convened by the provincial government of Ontario in December …

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