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The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa guidelines on the allocation of scarce critical care resources during the COVID-19 public health emergency in South Africa

P D Gopalan, I A Joubert, F Paruk, D Baker, I Coetzee, K de Vasconcellos, L M Dolo, B L Levy, B M Morrow, J M Nel, S Omar, J L Piercy, R S Siebert, L Veldsman, J A Singh, K Moodley

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Letter by Gopalan et al. on article by Singh and Moodley (Singh JA, Moodley K. Critical care triaging in the shadow of COVID-19: Ethics considerations. S Afr Med J 2020;110(5):355-359. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i5.14778); and response by Singh and Moodley

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P D Gopalan, Head: Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; and President: Critical Care Society of Southern Africa

I A Joubert, Head: Critical Care, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; and Division of Critical Care, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

F Paruk, Head: Critical Care, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

D Baker, Clinical Manager, Department of Adult Critical Care, Livingstone Tertiary Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

I Coetzee, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science, School of Healthcare Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Tshwane, South Africa

K de Vasconcellos, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

L M Dolo, Clinical nursing facilitator, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Tshwane, South Africa

B L Levy, Intensivist and specialist anaesthesiologist, private practice, Johannesburg, South Africa

B M Morrow, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

J M Nel, Intensivist and specialist physician, EmoyMed Private Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa

S Omar, Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

J L Piercy, Intensivist and Head of Clinical Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; Division of Critical Care, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

R S Siebert, Lead physician SICU, Life Groenkloof Hospital, Tshwane, South Africa

L Veldsman, Registered dietitian, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa 

J A Singh, Head: Ethics and Law, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research of South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

K Moodley, Director: Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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Date submitted: 2020-06-05
Date published: 2020-06-05

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