Developing protocols for rationing scarce critical-care resources (intensive care unit (ICU) beds and ventilators) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand

Project code

63101050HM012L0

Research progress

100 %

Project summary

Research project advisor: Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien The main objective is to develop a mechanism for prioritising critical-care resources and establish criteria for allocation of these scarce resources that can be applied fairly and consistently across Thailand. These protocol will be applicable at the point of demand exceeding supply in the exceptional circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. The expected output is a clear and concise protocol that are informed by a wealth of literature, guidelines, expert opinion and the values of the Thai society.


Project duration

Start

1 April 2020

End

30 June 2020

Contact

  • rachel.a@hitap.net
  • kanchanok.s@hitap.net

Research team

Dr. Yot Teerawattananon

Researcher

Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien

Research Project Advisor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai

Co-Researcher

Rachel Archer

Co-Researcher

Kanchanok Sirison

Co-Researcher

Aniqa Islam Marshall

Co-Researcher

Somtanuek Chotchoungchatchai

Co-Researcher

Woranan Witthayapipopsakul

Co-Researcher

Pisit Sriakkpokin

Co-Researcher