Monthly Archives: May 2017

Allocating scarce medical resources during armed conflict


An aspect of conflict that is often overlooked is the difficult decisions that healthcare providers need to make on the allocation of medical resources to civilians. In this blog, Dr. Nicholas G. Evans, author of a case study published in Disaster and Military Medicine, discusses the effect of conflict on the allocation of medical resources and its impact on civilians lives, specifically in the context of dialysis treatment in Syria.