Question: allocation of resources case study a 28yearold male is admitted...
Allocation of Resources case study;
A 28-year-old male is admitted with bacterial endocarditis and needs a replacement of his prosthetic heart valve. After his first replacement, he continued to abuse intravenous drugs. The medical team feels it would be "futile" and a waste of medical resources to replace this heart valve yet again.
Is the team's judgment appropriate in this case?
On a busy night in the ER a member of the hospital board comes in with her sick child and asks that you see him right away. The child has a sore throat and red eye and he appears subdued, but alert. You have a full waiting room.
What should you do?