Criteria of Hick and O'Laughlin to Triage Patients for Mechanical Ventilation During an Epidemic or Disaster


During an epidemic or disaster there may be not enough mechanical ventilators for everyone who needs one. Hick and O'Laughlin listed criteria for prioritizing patients to receive mechanical ventilation when resources are the limiting factor. The authors are from Hennepin County Medical Center, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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