Ethical framework/guidelines for ICU resource allocation in Victorian hospitals during the COVID pandemic

  • Oakley, Justin (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Jamrozik, Zeb (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dabscheck, Adrian (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • French, Craig John (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • White, Clare (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project involved providing Safer Care Victoria (within the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services) with an ethical framework/guidelines to assist Victorian hospitals with making ethical decisions about the allocation of ICU resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, in circumstances where those resources become scarcer than at present. SCV have indicated that the Western Health draft document Ethical Guideline for Clinical Care Decision Making during the COVID-19 Pandemic provides a helpful indication of the length and nature of the statewide ethical framework/guidelines that SCV/DHHS are requesting.
Short titleGuidelines for ICU resource allocation in VIC
Effective start/end date17/04/2015/05/20


  • Safer Care Victoria (SCV): A$42,997.27


  • Ethical framework
  • ICU
  • Victorian hospitals
  • COVID pandemic