Hospitals must be transparent on drug rationing

The ongoing drug shortage in the United States is not only forcing hospitals to ration medication, but should put pressure on them to report to patients how it impacts their care, U.S. News & World Report has reported. That's primarily because how hospitals make such a decision varies widely from facility to facility. Some have boards of ethics to make determinations, while at others the process is left to individual executives and sometimes even drug company executives. "The drug shortages are not likely to go away any time soon," the article said. "Although the medical profession must make hard choices about how to allocate care, these decisions need not and should not be shrouded in mystery." Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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