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SCCM Poll: Guidelines Needed For "Bedside Rationing"

Often, when a person is brought into the hospital, many complex and challenging decisions must be made rapidly. Unfortunately, some of those decisions must be made with financial limitations in mind. Medications, tests and services are often costly and limited in availability. Hospitals faced with tremendous economic pressures due to the rising costs of healthcare, the growing numbers of uninsured patients, lowered Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, find that they can only supply limited

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