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During the Pandemic, Hospital Transfers Were Complex and Distressing

June 9, 2023

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Hospital Bed
Presented by Health Lab

A new study from the University of Michigan Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences in Medicine examined the factors that went into the decision-making of transferring patients during the pandemic —and the moral distress that often resulted from it. Emily Harlan, M.D., of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, explores her team’s research, including the factors that affected decisions to accept transfer patients and recommendations for guidelines to support decision-making about transfers and resource allocation.

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