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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?

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