ANZICS Guiding Principles for Complex Decision Making During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, Forthcoming

5 Pages Posted: 21 May 2020

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Stephen Warrillow

Austin Health - Department of Intensive Care

Danielle Austin

South Western Sydney Local Health District - Liverpool Hospital

Winston Yanting Cheung

The University of Sydney - Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Eliana Close

Queensland University of Technology

Anthony Holley

University of Queensland - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Ben Horgan

Western Australian Health Translation Network

Melanie Jansen

Children's Hospital Westmead

Gavin Joynt

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Paula Lister

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Stewart Moodie

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Alistair Nichol

University College Dublin (UCD)

Mark Nicholls

St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney

Sandra Peake

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

George Skowronski

St. George Hospital, Sydney

Stephen Streat

Organ Donation New Zealand

Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2020

Abstract

The global 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has led to major challenges in clinical decision making when the demand for intensive care exceeds local capacity. In order to promote consistent, transparent, objective and ethical decision making, the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) formed a committee to urgently develop guidelines outlining key principles that should be utilised during the pandemic. This guidance is intended to support the practice of intensive care specialists during the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote the development of local admission policies that should be endorsed by health care organisations and relevant local authorities.

Note: Funding: None.

Conflict of Interest: None declared.

Keywords: health policy, medical ethics, health decision-making, public health, COVID-19, intensive care, health guidelines, clinical decision-making

JEL Classification: I1, I18, I12

Suggested Citation

Warrillow, Stephen and Austin, Danielle and Cheung, Winston Yanting and Close, Eliana and Holley, Anthony and Horgan, Ben and Jansen, Melanie and Joynt, Gavin and Lister, Paula and Moodie, Stewart and Nichol, Alistair and Nicholls, Mark and Peake, Sandra and Skowronski, George and Streat, Stephen and White, Ben and Willmott, Lindy, ANZICS Guiding Principles for Complex Decision Making During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 1, 2020). Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3600668

Stephen Warrillow (Contact Author)

Austin Health - Department of Intensive Care ( email )

Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Danielle Austin

South Western Sydney Local Health District - Liverpool Hospital ( email )

Australia

Winston Yanting Cheung

The University of Sydney - Concord Repatriation General Hospital ( email )

Australia

Eliana Close

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

Anthony Holley

University of Queensland - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Herston, Queensland
Australia

Ben Horgan

Western Australian Health Translation Network

Perth, WA
Australia

Melanie Jansen

Children's Hospital Westmead

212 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead, 2145
Australia

Gavin Joynt

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Paula Lister

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Sunshine Coast, QLD
Australia

Stewart Moodie

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Port Rd
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

Alistair Nichol

University College Dublin (UCD)

Belfield, Dublin 4 4
Ireland

Mark Nicholls

St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney

Australia

Sandra Peake

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

Adelaide, SA
Australia

George Skowronski

St. George Hospital, Sydney

Sydney, NSW
Australia

Stephen Streat

Organ Donation New Zealand

Auckland
New Zealand

Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/whiteb/

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/willmott/

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