Shifting the Paradigm — Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease

New England Journal of Medicine
April 11, 2019   Vol. 380 No. 15
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal

Perspective
Shifting the Paradigm — Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease
William A. Fischer, II, M.D., Ian Crozier, M.D., Daniel G. Bausch, M.D., Jean-Jacques Muyembe, M.D., Ph.D., Sabue Mulangu, M.D., Janet V. Diaz, M.D., Richard Kojan, M.D., David A. Wohl, M.D.,  and Shevin T. Jacob, M.D., M.P.H.
[Conclusion]
… It should no longer be acceptable to have two standards of care — one for patients in resource-constrained settings and another for those in countries where resources are more readily available. The ongoing response to EVD is teaching us that higher standards are no longer aspirational but are possible, and that during inevitable future outbreaks of EVD, no matter how remote the setting, we can provide people who are sick and suffering with the type of care that we would want to receive.