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Inpatient and outpatient case prioritization for patients with neuro-oncologic disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic: general guidance for neuro-oncology practitioners from the AANS/CNS Tumor Section and Society for Neuro-Oncology.

TitleInpatient and outpatient case prioritization for patients with neuro-oncologic disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic: general guidance for neuro-oncology practitioners from the AANS/CNS Tumor Section and Society for Neuro-Oncology.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsRamakrishna R, Zadeh G, Sheehan JP, Aghi MK
JournalJ Neurooncol
Date Published2020 Apr 09
ISSN1573-7373
Abstract

The Coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented strain on medical resources at health care institutions around the world. At many institutions, this has resulted in efforts to prioritize cases with an attempt to balance the acuity of medical needs with available resources. Here, we provide a framework for institutions and governments to help adjudicate treatment allocations to patients with neuro-oncologic disease.

DOI10.1007/s11060-020-03488-7
Alternate JournalJ. Neurooncol.
PubMed ID32274630
PubMed Central IDPMC7145274