The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 22, Issue 3, Autumn 2022

Ryan Misek
Pages 495-507

The Injustice of Categorical Exclusions during Triage

Triage situations and other occurrences in which rationing of medical care is necessary require careful distribution of medical equipment, services, or resources. However, the evolution of triage has failed to eliminate certain biases in the standards of care, particularly for groups already facing societal disenfranchisement and discrimination. This article explores the use of triage calculators and other systems of rationing care, their implicit biases, and how to avoid allowing those biases to influence care.

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