BOX 12Department of Defense Resource Prioritization Policy

  • Crisis Standards of Care will be adopted—those standards will be locally determined based on resources, demographics, and prioritization principles
  • It will not close its doors to the beneficiary population—those enrolled for care at Military Treatment Facilities will continue to get care at that facility unless guaranteed elsewhere BEFORE the pandemic
  • Baseline standard of care will be comparable to local civilian standards
  • Some Department of Defense personnel will receive medical resources above the standard of care despite lower medical risk due to operational requirements
  • Mandates transparency BEFORE the emergency

From: The Role of the Federal Government and National Leadership

Cover of Crisis Standards of Care
Crisis Standards of Care: Summary of a Workshop Series.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
Copyright © 2010, National Academy of Sciences.

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