A Proposed Lottery System to Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Medications – Promoting Fairness and Generating Knowledge

JAMA
July 21, 2020, Vol 324, No. 3, Pages 209-310
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

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A Proposed Lottery System to Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Medications – Promoting Fairness and Generating Knowledge
Douglas B. White, MD, MAS; Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH
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JAMA. 2020;324(4):329-330. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11464
This Viewpoint proposes creation of state-level central lotteries for allocating drugs like remdesivir to hospitalized patients with COVID-19, which, if paired with demographic and outcome registry data, would enable equitable treatment allocation and facilitate actionable intelligence about the drugs’ treatment effectiveness through a natural experiment.
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