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In the course of just under two months that started 40 years ago this week, five events cheap propecia for sale occurred that shaped the biotechnology industry and bioscience research. Looking back on these seminal events is a reminder of the odd ways in which change happens.Event 1. A Nobel PrizeEarly in the cheap propecia for sale morning of Tuesday, October 14, 1980, the phone rang at Paul Berg’s house in Stanford, Cal. The jangling phone worried Berg and his wife because Berg’s father was old and ill, and they feared the worst. Instead, Berg heard the voice of his Stanford colleague, Arthur Kornberg, telling him that Paul had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The Swedish Royal Academy had been unable to find Berg’s unlisted phone number, but one of Kornberg’s sons had heard the news very early cheap propecia for sale in the morning on the radio and called his father, who called Berg.Berg won half of that year’s prize for basic research into nucleic acids and for “certain aspects of recombinant DNA.” The other half was shared by Frederick Sanger and Walter (Wally) Gilbert for their discoveries about how to sequence DNA.advertisement Many scientists, at Stanford and elsewhere, made important contributions to the development of recombinant DNA. Some have questioned why Berg was the sole recipient. The prizes are always difficult to award, particularly with the Nobel Committee’s self-imposed limit of no more than three awardees for any prize (except for the Peace Prize).Once the chemistry committee decided to recognize Sanger and Gilbert for sequencing — each had made substantial progress in very different ways — that left only one slot for recombinant DNA. No one doubts that Berg and his lab made major contributions to the field cheap propecia for sale and were driving forces in its advance. But Berg had another role that made him stand out from the crowd.

He was a leader, arguably cheap propecia for sale the leader, in organizing a temporary moratorium on recombinant DNA research and in organizing and running the famous Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA at which the moratorium was discussed.advertisement Event 2. A biotech IPOAround the same time Berg was learning he had won a Nobel Prize, the common stock of a 4-year-old biotech company named Genentech made its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Genentech’s business was based on recombinant DNA and its first products (still two years in the future at that point) were human proteins made by bacteria into which human genes had been slipped using recombinant DNA techniques. When the market opened, the stock traded for $35 per share cheap propecia for sale. By the end of the day investors had blasted its price higher — all the way up to $88 per share — before closing at $71.The first biotech boom was on, leading many other fledgling biotech startups to go public in the next few months.

Did Genentech’s impressive IPO owe any of its oomph to that morning’s announcement of Berg’s Nobel Prize for recombinant DNA?. We can never know.Event 3 cheap propecia for sale. A new innovation lawExactly one week later, on October 21, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Stevenson Wydler Technology Innovation Act. It responded to concerns cheap propecia for sale that government-sponsored technologies were not being commercialized frequently enough. The act encouraged U.S.

National laboratories, such as Fermilab, Brookhaven, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, among others, to spread information about government-owned technology, in part by requiring them to establish Offices of Research and Technology Applications that were to identify and promote technologies with strong commercial potential. The Carter administration supported this bill in part because it kept control over who would commercialize those new technologies cheap propecia for sale in the hands of the federal government.This is the least important of the five events for biotechnology. The National Labs, though engaged in a surprising amount of biological research for organizations derived from nuclear weapons research, were not then hotbeds of bioscience and biotech innovation. Event 4. A game-changing patentTuesday, December 2, marked the fourth, quietest, but not the least important of cheap propecia for sale this string of biotech events.

The U.S. Patent and cheap propecia for sale Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 4,237,224, “Process for producing biologically functional molecular chimera,” to two inventors, Stanley N. Cohen of cheap propecia for sale Stanford and Herbert W.

Boyer of the University of California, San Francisco. The patent was assigned to Leland Stanford Junior University and the Regents of the University of California. As my colleague Jacob Sherkow and I wrote in 2015:“That patent, the result cheap propecia for sale of research conducted in 1974 on a process of creating recombinant DNA, i.e., recombining genes, appeared to be the holy grail for geneticists. Rather than tedious mutational or crossbreeding studies, the Cohen-Boyer technology allowed genetics researchers to study — and create — genes in isolation. With increasing research into the function and characterization of restriction enzymes, recombinant DNA technology opened doors for researchers to both isolate and purify individual genes as well as create analogs of their own.”I haven’t been able to find any significant publicity about this patent around the time it was awarded, but for the next two decades the cheap propecia for sale Cohen-Boyer patent formed the cornerstone of both the biotech industry and of much biological research.

It broadly claimed the methods of recombinant DNA and earned its assignees about $400 million.Stanford administered the Cohen-Boyer patent and took 15% of the proceeds for its trouble. The remainder was split evenly by Stanford and the University of California system, which distributed them in different ways. Stanford’s practice was (and remains) to give one-third of the proceeds to the inventor, one-third cheap propecia for sale to the inventor’s department, and one-third to the inventor’s school. This bonanza for Stanford Medical School’s genetics department, of which Cohen was a member — about $70 million — did not endear it to Berg’s and Kornberg’s biochemistry department, which had done, in Berg’s lab and elsewhere, much of the research on recombinant DNA. On the other hand, the genetics department had been none too pleased by who had (and had not) received the Nobel Prize.It isn’t clear to me if anyone fully realized at the time the patent was granted how important — or lucrative — it would be.

Eventually, though, the Cohen-Boyer patent helped change how universities approached commercializing cheap propecia for sale research. Its large returns prompted first scores, and then hundreds, of colleges and universities to open technology licensing offices. Today about 200 such offices exist, although only about a dozen are profitable in any given year (and these are largely the same ones cheap propecia for sale every year, including Stanford’s and the University of California’s). Event 5. Bayh-Dole becomes lawThe fifth and final event took place on Friday, December 12, when then-lame duck President Jimmy Carter signed the Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act, better known as the Bayh-Dole Act.

This law gave universities and other nonprofit research institutions a cheap propecia for sale clear and easy way to own intellectual property they created, in whole or in part, with federal research funding. It is often credited with having kickstarted the biotech industry. Along with the success of the Cohen-Boyer patent, it certainly encouraged universities to view some parts of biology as potential profit centers.But it almost didn’t come to fruition. When Indiana Democrat Senator Birch Bayh and Kansas Republican Senator Bob Dole first introduced into the 95th Congress the Small Business Nonprofit Organization Patent Procedures Act, it was a time of great concern cheap propecia for sale about America’s economy, beset by the 1970s “stagflation” and the perceived economic challenge from Japan.Congress did not act on the bill that year, but Bayh and Dole re-introduced it in the 96th Congress. Although Democrats controlled both the Senate and the House, President Carter opposed the bill.

He wanted cheap propecia for sale a more government-directed path, like the approach taken in the Stevenson-Wydler Act. Russell Long (D-La.), the powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, opposed the bill from a more populist perspective. He wanted the government to get as much profit as possible from any patents. The bill cheap propecia for sale did not pass either chamber before the November 1980 election.That election brought Ronald Reagan to the White House and also cost the Democrats 12 Senate seats, which would give the Republicans in the 97th Congress, starting in January 1981, their first Senate majority since 1954. One of the Democrats who would not be returning to the Senate was Birch Bayh, defeated by future Vice President Dan Quayle.The 96th Congress, still with a majority Democratic Senate, held a lame-duck session after the November election, one of 16 such sessions in the 39 Congresses since 1940.

The urgency for it came from the lack of budget authority for most of the government, but also for some other important, difficult, and controversial legislation that had been put off until after the election.Strong support for Bayh-Dole in their ranks kept the soon-to-be majority Senate Republicans from opposing its passage. But for the bill to be voted on in that session required unanimous consent of the cheap propecia for sale Senate — which meant a thumbs up from Long. He acquiesced, supposedly out of respect and friendship for his departing colleague, Birch Bayh.President Carter did not give any indication whether he would sign the bill. The Constitution gives cheap propecia for sale a president 10 days (not counting Sundays) to veto a bill, sign a bill, or let it become law without his signature. On the last possible day, December 12, Carter signed it.It is ironic that the Cohen-Boyer patent was issued and assigned to Stanford and UCSF before Bayh-Dole made it easier for universities to patent inventions that had benefited from federal funding.

Both institutions had used money from the NIH and private foundations in the relevant recombinant DNA research, but they did not have to wait for Bayh-Dole’s passage to patent the invention. A pre-existing patent agreement existed between the federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (the precursor of the Department of Health and Human Services) and Stanford’s Office of Technology Licensing that allowed Stanford and UCSF to patent the technology before Bayh-Dole took effect.So in two days short of two months, the nascent biotech industry and university biotechnology research were propelled into the future with a Nobel prize, a stunning biotech IPO, two research commercialization acts, and cheap propecia for sale a fundamental patent. And no one at the time seemed to notice their collective importance. True, there were other things going on then. During the first three weeks, Republican Ronald Reagan, who at the time cheap propecia for sale seemed to be at the conservative extreme of American politics, was challenging moderately conservative Democrat Jimmy Carter, and on November 4 defeated Carter after only one term in office.

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The program is expected to launch in mid-January.In partnership with the Department of Defense, HHS procured 150 million Abbott BinaxNOW tests in August. A total of 100 million tests were allocated to the nation's governors for use as they see fit in their states and were sent in weekly installments starting in September 2020. Shipments of the original state allotments of BinaxNOW tests are expected to be completed in January 2021.HHS allocated 50 million of the tests to support testing among high-risk populations. Tests were shipped directly to congregate care settings such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health and hospice organizations, the Indian Health Service, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).Finally, to ensure continued testing support of vulnerable populations, HHS is allocating an additional 30 million Abbott BinaxNOW tests for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health care, hospice organizations, HBCUs, tribes, and other vulnerable groups. This 30 million will continue support to these organizations through approximately March 2021.To date, as of the time of this release, more than 218 million tests have been completed in the United States.

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National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) (OMB Control No. 0920-0278, Exp. 05/31/2022) NAMCS obtains nationally representative estimates on the provision of health care in physician offices and community health centers (CHCs).

NAMCS added a short block of questions related to hair loss treatment in both (1) the traditional office-based Physician Induction Interview, and (2) the Community Health Center (CHC) Director Induction Interview to provide essential information on how the propecia affected care provided in office based physician offices and CHCs. The five questions (some with sub-questions) added are presented below. No one respondent would answer all sub-questions.

Since the interviewer has gained efficiency in the response options for the other non-hair loss treatment questions, the additional five questions will be absorbed by the current estimated burden calculations. Therefore, no change in burden is expected. NAMCS-1 Traditional Physician Induction Interview Now I would like to ask you a few questions about the hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) and the impact it had on operations in your office and on your staff.

During the past THREE months, how often did your office experience shortages of any of the following personal protective equipment due to the onset of the hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) propecia?. Respirators or other approved facemasks Eye protection, isolation gowns, or gloves During the past THREE months, did your office have the ability to test patients for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. During the past THREE months, how often did your office have a location where patients could be referred to for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) testing?.

During the past THREE months, did your office need to turn away or refer elsewhere any patients with confirmed or presumptive positive hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. During the past THREE months, did any of the following clinical care providers in your office test positive for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. Physicians Physician assistants Nurse practitioners Certified nurse-midwives Registered nurses/licensed practical nurses Other clinical care providers During January and February 2020, was your office using telemedicine or telehealth technologies (for example, audio with video, web videoconference) to assess, diagnose, monitor, or treat patients?.

After February 2020, did your office's use of telemedicine or telehealth technologies to conduct patient visits increase?. After February 2020, how much has your office's use of telemedicine or telehealth technologies to conduct patient visits increased?. After February 2020, has your office started using telemedicine or telehealth technologies?.

Since your office started using these technologies, how many of your patient visits have been conducted using telemedicine or telehealth technologies?. NAMCS-1 Community Health Center (CHC) Respondent Induction Interview Now I would like to ask you a few questions about the hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) and the impact it had on operations in your CHC and on your staff. During the past THREE months, how often did your center experience shortages of any of the following personal protective equipment due to the onset of the hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) propecia?.

Respirators or other approved facemasks Eye protection, isolation gowns, or gloves During the past THREE months, did your center have the ability to test patients for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. During the past THREE months, how often did your center experience shortages of hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) tests for any patients who needed testing?. During the past THREE months how often did your center have a location where patients could be referred to for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) testing?.

During the past THREE months, did your center need to turn away or refer elsewhere any patients with confirmed or presumptive positive hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. During the past THREE months, did any of the following clinical care providers in your center test positive for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. Physicians Physician assistants Nurse practitioners Certified nurse-midwives Registered nurses/licensed practical nurses Other clinical care providers During January and February 2020, was your center using telemedicine or telehealth technologies (for example, audio with video, web videoconference) to assess, diagnose, monitor, or treat patients?.

After February 2020, did your center's use of telemedicine or telehealth technologies to conduct patient visits increase?. After February 2020, how much has your center's use of telemedicine or telehealth technologies to conduct patient visits increased?. After February 2020, has your center started using telemedicine or telehealth technologies?.

Since your center started using these technologies, how many of your patient visits have been conducted using telemedicine or telehealth technologies?. National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS) (OMB Control No. 0920-1015, Exp.

12/31/2022) NEHRS collects information on office-based physicians' adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, practice information, patient engagement, controlled substances prescribing practices, use of health information exchange (HIE), and the documentation and burden associated with medical record systems(which include both paper-based and EHR systems). Six telemedicine technology questions to assess the use of telemedicine to provide clinical services to patients in response to the hair loss treatment propecia were added to NEHRS. The additional six questions will be absorbed by the current estimated burden calculations.

Therefore, no change in burden is expected. NEHRS Questions Does your practice use telemedicine technology (e.g., audio, audio with video, web videoconference) for patient visits?. 1.

Since January 2020, what percentage of your patient visits were through telemedicine technology?. 2. What type(s) of telemedicine tools did you use for patient visits?.

3. What, if any, issues affected your use of telemedicine?. 4.

To what extent are you able to provide similar quality of care during telemedicine visits as you do during in-person visits?. 5. Please rate your overall satisfaction with using telemedicine technology for patient visits.

6. Do you plan to continue using telemedicine visits (in addition to in-person visits) when appropriate once the hair loss treatment propecia is over?. National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) (OMB Control No.

0920-0212, Exp. 03/31/2022) NHCS collects information on inpatient hospital stays. The six questions related to hair loss treatment were added to the NHCS Annual Hospital Interview were designed to provide insight into the impact of hair loss treatment on the operations of hospital emergency departments (EDs) in the United States.

These questions will ask about. (1) Shortages of hair loss treatment tests, (2) creation of outside hair loss treatment screening areas, (3) referrals for patients with confirmed or presumptive positive hair loss treatment , (4) clinical care providers at the responding hospital testing positive for hair loss treatment, (5) the number of inpatient/emergency department ED visits for the year that were related to confirmed hair loss treatment, and (6) the number of inpatient/ED visits for the year that were related to presumptive positive hair loss treatment. The additional data collected from these questions only posed a minimal burden Start Printed Page 82483on respondents.

And was absorbed in the OMB burden previously approved. NHCS Questions. 1.

In the past year, did your hospital experience shortages of hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) tests for any patients with presumptive positive hair loss treatment ?. 2. In the past year, did your hospital create areas outside the hospital entrance to screen patients for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?.

3. In the past year, did your hospital need to turn away or refer elsewhere any patients with confirmed or presumptive positive hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. 4.

In the past year, did any of the following clinical care providers in your hospital test positive for hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) ?. a. Physicians b.

Physician assistants c. Nurse practitioners d. Certified nurse-midwives e.

Registered nurses/licensed practical nurses f. Other clinical care providers 5. For calendar year 2020, how many inpatient/ED visits at your hospital were related to CONFIRMED hair loss disease (hair loss treatment) s, by quarter or by year?.

Fill in the grid below. 6. For calendar year 2020, how many inpatient/ED visits at your hospital were Confirmed hair loss treatment visits and how many were Presumptive Positive hair loss treatment visits by quarter or by year?.

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John Rawls begins a Theory of Justice with the observation that 'Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, propecia tablets as truth is of systems of thought… Each person possesses an inviolability founded on justice Can u buy kamagra over the counter that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override'1 (p.3). The hair loss treatment propecia has resulted in lock-downs, the restriction of liberties, debate about the right to refuse medical treatment and many other changes to the everyday behaviour of persons propecia tablets. The justice issues it raises are diverse, profound and will demand our attention for some time.

How we can respect the Rawlsian commitment to the inviolability of each person, when the welfare of societies as a whole is under threat goes to the heart of some of the difficult ethical issues we face and are discussed in this issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics.The debate about ICU triage and hair loss treatment is propecia tablets quite well developed and this journal has published several articles that explore aspects of this issue and how different places approach it.2–5 Newdick et al add to the legal analysis of triage decisions and criticise the calls for respecting a narrow conception of a legal right to treatment and more detailed national guidelines for how triage decisions should be made.6They consider scoring systems for clinical frailty, organ failure assessment, and raise some doubts about the fairness of their application to hair loss treatment triage situations. Their argument seems to highlight instances of what is called the McNamara fallacy. US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara used enemy propecia tablets body counts as a measure of military success during the Vietnam war.

So, the fallacy occurs when we rely solely on considerations that appear to be quantifiable, to the neglect of vital qualitative, difficult to measure or contestable features.6 Newdick et al point to variation in assessment, subtlety in condition and other factors as reasons why it is misleading to present scoring systems as ‘objective’ tests for triage. In doing so they draw a distinction between procedural and outcome consistency, which is important, and hints at distinctions Rawls drew between propecia tablets the different forms of procedural fairness. While we might hope to come up with a triage protocol that is procedurally fair and arrives at a fair outcome (what Rawls calls perfect procedural justice, p.

85) there is little prospect of propecia tablets that. As they observe, reasonable people can disagree about the outcomes we should aim for in allocating health resources and ICU triage for hair loss treatment is no exception. Instead, we should work toward a transparent and fair process, what Rawls would describe as imperfect procedural propecia tablets justice (p.

85). His example of this is a criminal trial where we adopt processes that we have reason to believe are our best chance of determining guilt, but which do not guarantee the truth of a verdict, and this is a reason why they must be transparent and consistent (p. 85).

Their proposal is to triage patients into three broad categories. High, medium and low priority, with the thought that a range of considerations could feed into that evaluation by an appropriately constituted clinical group.Ballantyne et al question another issue that is central to the debate about hair loss treatment triage.4 They describe how utility measures such as QALYs, lives saved seem to be in tension with equity. Their central point is that ICU for hair loss treatment can be futile, and that is a reason for questioning how much weight should be given to equality of access to ICU for hair loss treatment.

They claim that there is little point admitting someone to ICU when ICU is not in their best interests. Instead, the scope of equity should encompass preventing 'remediable differences among social, economic demographic or geographic groups' and for hair loss treatment that means looking beyond access to ICU. Their central argument can be summarised as follows.Maximising utility can entrench existing health inequalities.The majority of those ventilated for hair loss treatment in ICU will die.Admitting frailer or comorbid patients to ICU is likely to do more harm than good to these groups.Therefore, better access to ICU is unlikely to promote health equity for these groups.Equity for those with health inequalities related to hair loss treatment should broadened to include all the services a system might provide.Brown et al argue in favour of hair loss treatment immunity passports and the following summarises one of the key arguments in their article.7hair loss treatment immunity passports are a way of demonstrating low personal and social risk.Those who are at low personal risk and low social risk from hair loss treatment should be permitted more freedoms.Permitting those with immunity passports greater freedoms discriminates against those who do not have passports.Low personal and social risk and preserving health system capacity are relevant reasons to discriminate between those who have immunity and those who do not.Brown et al then consider a number of potential problems with immunity passports, many of which are justice issues.

Resentment by those who do not hold an immunity passport along with a loss of social cohesion, which is vital for responding to hair loss treatment, are possible downsides. There is also the potential to advantage those who are immune, economically, and it could perpetuate existing inequalities. A significant objection, which is a problem for the justice of many policies, is free riding.

Some might create fraudulent immunity passports and it might even incentivise intentional exposure to the propecia. Brown et al suggest that disincentives and punishment are potential solutions and they are in good company as the Rawlsian solution to free riding is for 'law and government to correct the necessary corrections.' (p. 268)Elves and Herring focus on a set of ethical principles intended to guide those making policy and individual level decisions about adult social care delivery impacted by the propecia.8 They criticize the British government’s framework for being silent about what to do in the face of conflict between principles.

They suggest the dominant values in the framework are based on autonomy and individualism and argue that there are good reasons for not making autonomy paramount in policy about hair loss treatment. These include that information about hair loss treatment is incomplete, so no one can be that informed on decisions about their health. The second is one that highlights the importance of viewing our present ethical challenges via the lens of justice or other ethical concepts such as community or solidarity that enable us to frame collective obligations and interests.

They observe that hair loss treatment has demonstrated how health and how we live our lives are linked. That what an individual does can have profound impact on the health of many others.Their view is that appeals to self-determination ring hollow for hair loss treatment and their proposed remedy is one that pushes us to reflect on what the liberal commitment to the inviolability of each person means. They explain Dworkin’s account of 'associative obligations' which occur within a group when they acknowledge special rights and responsibilities to each other.

These obligations are a way of giving weight to community considerations, without collapsing into full-blown utilitarianism and while still respecting the inviolability of persons.The hair loss treatment propecia is pushing ethical deliberation in new directions and many of them turn on approaching medical ethics with a greater emphasis on justice and related ethical concepts.IntroductionAs hair loss treatment spread internationally, healthcare services in many countries became overwhelmed. One of the main manifestations of this was a shortage of intensive care beds, leading to urgent discussion about how to allocate these fairly. In the initial debates about allocation of scarce intensive care unit (ICU) resources, there was optimism about the ‘good’ of ICU access.

However, rather than being a life-saving intervention, data began to emerge in mid-April showing that most critical patients with hair loss treatment who receive access to a ventilator do not survive to discharge. The minority who survive leave the ICU with significant morbidity and a long and uncertain road to recovery. This reality was under-recognised in bioethics debates about ICU triage throughout March and April 2020.

Central to these disucssions were two assumptions. First, that ICU admission was a valuable but scarce resource in the propecia context. And second, that both equity and utility considerations were important in determining which patients should have access to ICU.

In this paper we explain how scarcity and value were conflated in the early ICU hair loss treatment triage literature, leading to undue optimism about the ‘good’ of ICU access, which in turned fuelled equity-based arguments for ICU access. In the process, ethical issues regarding equitable access to end-of-life care more broadly were neglected.Equity requires the prevention of avoidable or remediable differences among social, economic, demographic, or geographic groups.1 How best to apply an equity lens to questions of distribution will depend on the nature of the resource in question. Equitable distribution of ICU beds is significantly more complex than equitable distribution of other goods that might be scarce in a propecia, such as masks or treatments.

ICU (especially that which involves intubation and ventilation i.e. Mechanical ventilation) is a burdensome treatment option that can lead to significant suffering—both short and long term. The degree to which these burdens are justified depends on the probability of benefit, and this depends on the clinical status of the patient.

People are rightly concerned about the equity implications of excluding patients from ICU on the grounds of pre-existing comorbidities that directly affect prognosis, especially when these align with and reflect social disadvantage. But this does not mean that aged, frail or comorbid patients should be admitted to ICU on the grounds of equity, when this may not be in their best interests.ICU triage debateThe hair loss treatment propecia generated extraordinary demand for critical care and required hard choices about who will receive presumed life-saving interventions such as ICU admission. The debate has focused on whether or not a utilitarian approach aimed at maximising the number of lives (or life-years) saved should be supplemented by equity considerations that attempt to protect the rights and interests of members of marginalised groups.

The utilitarian approach uses criteria for access to ICU that focus on capacity to benefit, understood as survival.2 Supplementary equity considerations have been invoked to relax the criteria in order to give a more diverse group of people a chance of entering ICU.3 4Equity-based critiques are grounded in the concern that a utilitarian approach aimed at maximising the number (or length) of lives saved may well exacerbate inequity in survival rates between groups. This potential for discrimination is heightened if triage tools use age as a proxy for capacity to benefit or are heavily reliant on Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALYs) which will deprioritise people with disabilities.5 6 Even if these pitfalls are avoided, policies based on maximising lives saved entrench existing heath inequalities because those most likely to benefit from treatment will be people of privilege who come into the propecia with better health status than less advantaged people. Those from lower socioeconomic groups, and/or some ethnic minorities have high rates of underlying comorbidities, some of which are prognostically relevant in hair loss treatment .

Public health ethics requires that we acknowledge how apparently neutral triage tools reflect and reinforce these disparities, especially where the impact can be lethal.7But the utility versus equity debate is more complex than it first appears. Both the utility and equity approach to ICU triage start from the assumption that ICU is a valuable good—the dispute is about how best to allocate it. Casting ICU admission as a scarce good subject to rationing has the (presumably unintended) effect of making access to critical care look highly appealing, triggering cognitive biases.

Psychologists and marketers know that scarcity sells.8 People value a commodity more when it is difficult or impossible to obtain.9 When there is competition for scarce resources, people focus less on whether they really need or want the resource. The priority becomes securing access to the resource.Clinicians are not immune to scarcity-related cognitive bias. Clinicians treating patients with hair loss treatment are working under conditions of significant information overload but without the high quality clinical research (generated from large data sets and rigorous methodology) usually available for decision-making.

The combination of overwhelming numbers of patients, high acuity and uncertainty regarding best practice is deeply anxiety provoking. In this context it is unsurprising that, at least in the early stages of the propecia, they may not have the psychological bandwidth to challenge assumptions about the benefits of ICU admission for patients with severe disease. Zagury-Orly and Schwartzstein have recently argued that the health sector must accept that doctors’ reasoning and decision-making are susceptible to human anxieties and in the “…effort to ‘do good’ for our patients, we may fall prey to cognitive biases and therapeutic errors”.10We suggest the global publicity and panic regarding ICU triage distorted assessments of best interests and decision-making about admittance to ICU and slanted ethical debate.

This has the potential to compromise important decisions with regard to care for patients with hair loss treatment.The emerging reality of ICUIn general, the majority of patients who are ventilated for hair loss treatment in ICU will die. Although comparing data from different health systems is challenging due to variation in admission criteria for ICU, clear trends are emerging with regard to those critically unwell and requiring mechanical ventilation. Emerging data show case fatality rates of 50%–88% for ventilated patients with hair loss treatment.

In China11 and Italy about half of those with hair loss treatment who receive ventilator support have not survived.12 In one small study in Wuhan the ICU mortality rate among those who received invasive mechanical ventilation was 86% (19/22).13 Interestingly, the rate among those who received less intensive non-invasive ventilation (NIV)1 was still 79% (23/29).13 Analysis of 5700 patients in the New York City area showed that the mortality for those receiving mechanical ventilation was 88%.14 In the UK, only 20% of those who have received mechanical ventilation have been discharged alive.15 Hence, the very real possibility of medical futility with regard to ventilation in hair loss treatment needs to be considered.It is also important to consider the complications and side effects that occur in an ICU context. These patients are vulnerable to hospital acquired s such as ventilator associated pneumonias with high mortality rates in their own right,16 neuropathies, myopathies17 and skin damage. Significant long term morbidity (physical, mental and emotional challenges) can also be experienced by people who survive prolonged ventilation in ICU.12 18 Under normal (non-propecia) circumstances, many ICU patients experience significant muscle atrophy and deconditioning, sleep disorders, severe fatigue,19 post-traumatic stress disorder,20 cognitive deficits,21 depression, anxiety, difficulty with daily activities and loss of employment.22 Although it is too soon to have data on the long term outcomes of ICU survivors in the specific context of hair loss treatment, the UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy predicts a ‘tsunami of rehabilitation needs’ as patients with hair loss treatment begin to be discharged.23 The indirect effects of carer-burden should also not be underestimated, as research shows that caring for patients who have survived critical illness results in high levels of depressive symptoms for the majority of caregivers.24The emerging mortality data for patients with hair loss treatment admitted to ICU—in conjunction with what is already known about the morbidity of ICU survivors—has significant implications for the utility–equity debates about allocating the scarce resource of ICU beds.

First, they undermine the utility argument as there seems to be little evidence that ICU admission leads to better outcomes for patients, especially when the long term morbidity of extended ICU admission is included in the balance of burdens and benefits. For some patients, perhaps many, the burdens of ICU will not outweigh the limited potential benefits. Second, the poor survival rates challenge the equity-based claim for preferential access to treatment for members of disadvantaged groups.

In particular, admitting frailer or comorbid patients to ICU to fulfil equity goals is unlikely to achieve greater survival for these population groups, but will increase their risk of complications and may ultimately exacerbate or prolong their suffering.The high proportions of people who die despite ICU admission make it particularly important to consider what might constitute better or worse experiences of dying with hair loss treatment, and how ICU admission affects the likelihood of a ‘good’ death. Critical care may compromise the ability of patients to communicate and engage with their families during the terminal phase of their lives—in the context of an intubated, ventilated patient this is unequivocal.Given the high rates of medical futility with patients with hair loss treatment in ICU, the very significant risks for further suffering in the short and long term and the compromise of important psychosocial needs—such as communicating with our families—in the terminal phase of life, our ethical scope must be wider than ICU triage. Ho and Tsai argue that, “In considering effective and efficient allocation of healthcare resources as well as physical and psychological harm that can be incurred in prolonging the dying process, there is a critical need to reframe end-of-life care planning in the ICU.”25 We propose that the focus on equity concerns during the propecia should broaden to include providing all people who need it with access to the highest possible standard of end-of-life care.

This requires attention to minimising barriers to accessing culturally safe care in the following interlinked areas. Palliative care, and communication and decision support and advanced care planning.Palliative careScaling up palliative and hospice care is an essential component of the hair loss treatment propecia response. Avoiding non-beneficial or unwanted high-intensity care is critical when the capacity of the health system is stressed.26 Palliative care focuses on symptom management, quality of life and death, and holistic care of physical, psychological, social and spiritual health.27 Evidence from Italy has prompted recommendations that, “Governments must urgently recognise the essential contribution of hospice and palliative care to the hair loss treatment propecia, and ensure these services are integrated into the healthcare system response.”28 Rapid palliative care policy changes were implemented in response to hair loss treatment in Italy, including more support in community settings, change in admission criteria and daily telephone support for families.28 To meet this increased demand, hospice and palliative care staff should be included in personal protective equipment (PPE) allocation and provided with appropriate preventon and control training when dealing with patients with hair loss treatment or high risk areas.Attention must also be directed to maintaining supply lines for essential medications for pain, distress and sedation.

Patients may experience pain due to existing comorbidities, but may also develop pain as a result of excessive coughing or immobility from hair loss treatment. Such symptoms should be addressed using existing approaches to pain management.27 Supply lines for essential medications for distress and pain management, including fentanyl and midazolam are under threat in the USA and propofol—used in terminal sedation—may also be in short supply.29 The challenges are exacerbated when people who for various reasons eschew or are unable to secure hospital admission decline rapidly at home with hair loss treatment (the time frame of recognition that someone is dying may be shorter than that through which hospice at home services usually support people). There is growing debate about the fair allocation of novel drugs—sometimes available as part of ongoing clinical trials—to treat hair loss treatment with curative intent.2 30 But we must also pay attention to the fair allocation of drugs needed to ease suffering and dying.Communication and end-of-life decision-making supportEnd-of-life planning can be especially challenging because patients, family members and healthcare providers often differ in what they consider most important near the end of life.31 Less than half of ICU physicians—40.6% in high income countries and 46.3% in low–middle income countries—feel comfortable holding end-of-life discussions with patients’ families.25 With ICUs bursting and health providers under extraordinary pressure, their capacity to effectively support end-of-life decisions and to ease dying will be reduced.This suggests a need for specialist hair loss treatment communication support teams, analogous to the idea of specialist ICU triage teams to ensure consistency of decision making about ICU admissions/discharges, and to reduce the moral and psychological distress of health providers during the propecia.32 These support teams could provide up to date information templates for patients and families, support decision-making, the development of advance care plans (ACPs) and act as a liaison between families (prevented from being in the hospital), the patient and the clinical team.

Some people with disabilities may require additional communication support to ensure the patients’ needs are communicated to all health providers.33 This will be especially important if carers and visitors are not able to be present.To provide effective and appropriate support in an equitable way, communication teams will need to include those with the appropriate skills for caring for diverse populations including. Interpreters, specialist social workers, disability advocates and cultural support liaison officers for ethnic and religious minorities. Patient groups that already have comparatively poor health outcomes require dedicated resources.

These support resources are essential if we wish to truly mitigate equity concerns that arisingduring the propecia context. See Box 1 for examples of specific communication and care strategies to support patients.Box 1 Supporting communication and compassionate care during hair loss treatmentDespite the sometimes overwhelming pressure of the propecia, health providers continue to invest in communication, compassionate care and end-of-life support. In some places, doctors have taken photos of their faces and taped these to the front of their PPE so that patients can ‘see’ their face.37 In Singapore, patients who test positive for hair loss are quarantined in health facilities until they receive two consecutive negative tests.

Patients may be isolated in hospital for several weeks. To help ease this burden on patients, health providers have dubbed themselves the ‘second family’ and gone out of their way to provide care as well as treatment. Elsewhere, medical, nursing and multi-disciplinary teams are utilising internet based devices to enable ‘virtual’ visits and contact between patients and their loved ones.38 Some centres are providing staff with masks with a see-through window panel that shows the wearer’s mouth, to support effective communication with patient with hearing loss who rely on lip reading.39Advance care planningACPs aim to honour decisions made by autonomous patients if and when they lose capacity.

However, talking to patients and their loved ones about clinical prognosis, ceilings of treatment and potential end-of-life care is challenging even in normal times. During hair loss treatment the challenges are exacerbated by uncertainty and urgency, the absence of family support (due to visitor restrictions) and the wearing of PPE by clinicians and carers. Protective equipment can create a formidable barrier between the patient and the provider, often adding to the patient’s sense of isolation and fear.

An Australian palliative care researcher with experience working in disaster zones, argues that the “PPE may disguise countenance, restrict normal human touch and create an unfamiliar gulf between you and your patient.”34 The physical and psychological barriers of PPE coupled with the pressure of high clinical loads do not seem conducive to compassionate discussions about patients’ end-of-life preferences. Indeed, a study in Singapore during the 2004 SARS epidemic demonstrated the barrier posed by PPE to compassionate end-of-life care.35Clinicians may struggle to interpret existing ACPs in the context of hair loss treatment, given the unprecedented nature and scale of the propecia and emerging clinical knowledge about the aetiology of the disease and (perhaps especially) about prognosis. This suggests the need for hair loss treatment-specific ACPs.

Where possible, proactive planning should occur with high-risk patients, the frail, those in residential care and those with significant underlying morbidities. Ideally, ACP conversations should take place prior to illness, involve known health providers and carers, not be hampered by PPE or subject to time constraints imposed by acute care contexts. Of note here, a systematic review found that patients who received advance care planning or palliative care interventions consistently showed a pattern toward decreased ICU admissions and reduced ICU length of stay.36ConclusionHow best to address equity concerns in relation to ICU and end-of-life care for patients with hair loss treatment is challenging and complex.

Attempts to broaden clinical criteria to give patients with poorer prognoses access to ICU on equity grounds may result in fewer lives saved overall—this may well be justified if access to ICU confers benefit to these ‘equity’ patients. But we must avoid tokenistic gestures to equity—admitting patients with poor prognostic indicators to ICU to meet an equity target when intensive critical care is contrary to their best interests. ICU admission may exacerbate and prolong suffering rather than ameliorate it, especially for frailer patients.

And prolonging life at all costs may ultimately lead to a worse death. The capacity for harm not just the capacity for benefit should be emphasised in any triage tools and related literature. Equity can be addressed more robustly if propecia responses scale up investment in palliative care services, communication and decision-support services and advanced care planning to meet the needs of all patients with hair loss treatment.

Ultimately, however, equity considerations will require us to move even further from a critical care framework as the social and economic impact of the propecia will disproportionately impact those most vulnerable. Globally, we will need an approach that does not just stop an exponential rise in s but an exponential rise in inequality.AcknowledgmentsWe would like to thank Tracy Anne Dunbrook and David Tripp for their helpful comments, and NUS Medicine for permission to reproduce the hair loss treatment Chronicles strip..

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US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara cheap propecia for sale used enemy body counts as a measure of military success during the Vietnam war. So, the fallacy occurs when we rely solely on considerations that appear to be quantifiable, to the neglect of vital qualitative, difficult to measure or contestable features.6 Newdick et al point to variation in assessment, subtlety in condition and other factors as reasons why it is misleading to present scoring systems as ‘objective’ tests for triage. In doing so they draw a distinction between procedural and outcome consistency, which is important, and hints at distinctions Rawls drew between the different forms of procedural fairness cheap propecia for sale. While we might hope to come up with a triage protocol that is procedurally fair and arrives at a fair outcome (what Rawls calls perfect procedural justice, p. 85) there is little cheap propecia for sale prospect of that.

As they observe, reasonable people can disagree about the outcomes we should aim for in allocating health resources and ICU triage for hair loss treatment is no exception. Instead, we should cheap propecia for sale work toward a transparent and fair process, what Rawls would describe as imperfect procedural justice (p. 85). His example of this is a criminal trial where we adopt processes that we have reason to believe are our best chance of determining guilt, but which do not guarantee the truth of a verdict, and this is a reason why they must be transparent and consistent (p. 85).

Their proposal is to triage patients into three broad categories. High, medium and low priority, with the thought that a range of considerations could feed into that evaluation by an appropriately constituted clinical group.Ballantyne et al question another issue that is central to the debate about hair loss treatment triage.4 They describe how utility measures such as QALYs, lives saved seem to be in tension with equity. Their central point is that ICU for hair loss treatment can be futile, and that is a reason for questioning how much weight should be given to equality of access to ICU for hair loss treatment. They claim that there is little point admitting someone to ICU when ICU is not in their best interests. Instead, the scope of equity should encompass preventing 'remediable differences among social, economic demographic or geographic groups' and for hair loss treatment that means looking beyond access to ICU.

Their central argument can be summarised as follows.Maximising utility can entrench existing health inequalities.The majority of those ventilated for hair loss treatment in ICU will die.Admitting frailer or comorbid patients to ICU is likely to do more harm than good to these groups.Therefore, better access to ICU is unlikely to promote health equity for these groups.Equity for those with health inequalities related to hair loss treatment should broadened to include all the services a system might provide.Brown et al argue in favour of hair loss treatment immunity passports and the following summarises one of the key arguments in their article.7hair loss treatment immunity passports are a way of demonstrating low personal and social risk.Those who are at low personal risk and low social risk from hair loss treatment should be permitted more freedoms.Permitting those with immunity passports greater freedoms discriminates against those who do not have passports.Low personal and social risk and preserving health system capacity are relevant reasons to discriminate between those who have immunity and those who do not.Brown et al then consider a number of potential problems with immunity passports, many of which are justice issues. Resentment by those who do not hold an immunity passport along with a loss of social cohesion, which is vital for responding to hair loss treatment, are possible downsides. There is also the potential to advantage those who are immune, economically, and it could perpetuate existing inequalities. A significant objection, which is a problem for the justice of many policies, is free riding. Some might create fraudulent immunity passports and it might even incentivise intentional exposure to the propecia.

Brown et al suggest that disincentives and punishment are potential solutions and they are in good company as the Rawlsian solution to free riding is for 'law and government to correct the necessary corrections.' (p. 268)Elves and Herring focus on a set of ethical principles intended to guide those making policy and individual level decisions about adult social care delivery impacted by the propecia.8 They criticize the British government’s framework for being silent about what to do in the face of conflict between principles. They suggest the dominant values in the framework are based on autonomy and individualism and argue that there are good reasons for not making autonomy paramount in policy about hair loss treatment. These include that information about hair loss treatment is incomplete, so no one can be that informed on decisions about their health. The second is one that highlights the importance of viewing our present ethical challenges via the lens of justice or other ethical concepts such as community or solidarity that enable us to frame collective obligations and interests.

They observe that hair loss treatment has demonstrated how health and how we live our lives are linked. That what an individual does can have profound impact on the health of many others.Their view is that appeals to self-determination ring hollow for hair loss treatment and their proposed remedy is one that pushes us to reflect on what the liberal commitment to the inviolability of each person means. They explain Dworkin’s account of 'associative obligations' which occur within a group when they acknowledge special rights and responsibilities to each other. These obligations are a way of giving weight to community considerations, without collapsing into full-blown utilitarianism and while still respecting the inviolability of persons.The hair loss treatment propecia is pushing ethical deliberation in new directions and many of them turn on approaching medical ethics with a greater emphasis on justice and related ethical concepts.IntroductionAs hair loss treatment spread internationally, healthcare services in many countries became overwhelmed. One of the main manifestations of this was a shortage of intensive care beds, leading to urgent discussion about how to allocate these fairly.

In the initial debates about allocation of scarce intensive care unit (ICU) resources, there was optimism about the ‘good’ of ICU access. However, rather than being a life-saving intervention, data began to emerge in mid-April showing that most critical patients with hair loss treatment who receive access to a ventilator do not survive to discharge. The minority who survive leave the ICU with significant morbidity and a long and uncertain road to recovery. This reality was under-recognised in bioethics debates about ICU triage throughout March and April 2020. Central to these disucssions were two assumptions.

First, that ICU admission was a valuable but scarce resource in the propecia context. And second, that both equity and utility considerations were important in determining which patients should have access to ICU. In this paper we explain how scarcity and value were conflated in the early ICU hair loss treatment triage literature, leading to undue optimism about the ‘good’ of ICU access, which in turned fuelled equity-based arguments for ICU access. In the process, ethical issues regarding equitable access to end-of-life care more broadly were neglected.Equity requires the prevention of avoidable or remediable differences among social, economic, demographic, or geographic groups.1 How best to apply an equity lens to questions of distribution will depend on the nature of the resource in question. Equitable distribution of ICU beds is significantly more complex than equitable distribution of other goods that might be scarce in a propecia, such as masks or treatments.

ICU (especially that which involves intubation and ventilation i.e. Mechanical ventilation) is a burdensome treatment option that can lead to significant suffering—both short and long term. The degree to which these burdens are justified depends on the probability of benefit, and this depends on the clinical status of the patient. People are rightly concerned about the equity implications of excluding patients from ICU on the grounds of pre-existing comorbidities that directly affect prognosis, especially when these align with and reflect social disadvantage. But this does not mean that aged, frail or comorbid patients should be admitted to ICU on the grounds of equity, when this may not be in their best interests.ICU triage debateThe hair loss treatment propecia generated extraordinary demand for critical care and required hard choices about who will receive presumed life-saving interventions such as ICU admission.

The debate has focused on whether or not a utilitarian approach aimed at maximising the number of lives (or life-years) saved should be supplemented by equity considerations that attempt to protect the rights and interests of members of marginalised groups. The utilitarian approach uses criteria for access to ICU that focus on capacity to benefit, understood as survival.2 Supplementary equity considerations have been invoked to relax the criteria in order to give a more diverse group of people a chance of entering ICU.3 4Equity-based critiques are grounded in the concern that a utilitarian approach aimed at maximising the number (or length) of lives saved may well exacerbate inequity in survival rates between groups. This potential for discrimination is heightened if triage tools use age as a proxy for capacity to benefit or are heavily reliant on Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALYs) which will deprioritise people with disabilities.5 6 Even if these pitfalls are avoided, policies based on maximising lives saved entrench existing heath inequalities because those most likely to benefit from treatment will be people of privilege who come into the propecia with better health status than less advantaged people. Those from lower socioeconomic groups, and/or some ethnic minorities have high rates of underlying comorbidities, some of which are prognostically relevant in hair loss treatment . Public health ethics requires that we acknowledge how apparently neutral triage tools reflect and reinforce these disparities, especially where the impact can be lethal.7But the utility versus equity debate is more complex than it first appears.

Both the utility and equity approach to ICU triage start from the assumption that ICU is a valuable good—the dispute is about how best to allocate it. Casting ICU admission as a scarce good subject to rationing has the (presumably unintended) effect of making access to critical care look highly appealing, triggering cognitive biases. Psychologists and marketers know that scarcity sells.8 People value a commodity more when it is difficult or impossible to obtain.9 When there is competition for scarce resources, people focus less on whether they really need or want the resource. The priority becomes securing access to the resource.Clinicians are not immune to scarcity-related cognitive bias. Clinicians treating patients with hair loss treatment are working under conditions of significant information overload but without the high quality clinical research (generated from large data sets and rigorous methodology) usually available for decision-making.

The combination of overwhelming numbers of patients, high acuity and uncertainty regarding best practice is deeply anxiety provoking. In this context it is unsurprising that, at least in the early stages of the propecia, they may not have the psychological bandwidth to challenge assumptions about the benefits of ICU admission for patients with severe disease. Zagury-Orly and Schwartzstein have recently argued that the health sector must accept that doctors’ reasoning and decision-making are susceptible to human anxieties and in the “…effort to ‘do good’ for our patients, we may fall prey to cognitive biases and therapeutic errors”.10We suggest the global publicity and panic regarding ICU triage distorted assessments of best interests and decision-making about admittance to ICU and slanted ethical debate. This has the potential to compromise important decisions with regard to care for patients with hair loss treatment.The emerging reality of ICUIn general, the majority of patients who are ventilated for hair loss treatment in ICU will die. Although comparing data from different health systems is challenging due to variation in admission criteria for ICU, clear trends are emerging with regard to those critically unwell and requiring mechanical ventilation.

Emerging data show case fatality rates of 50%–88% for ventilated patients with hair loss treatment. In China11 and Italy about half of those with hair loss treatment who receive ventilator support have not survived.12 In one small study in Wuhan the ICU mortality rate among those who received invasive mechanical ventilation was 86% (19/22).13 Interestingly, the rate among those who received less intensive non-invasive ventilation (NIV)1 was still 79% (23/29).13 Analysis of 5700 patients in the New York City area showed that the mortality for those receiving mechanical ventilation was 88%.14 In the UK, only 20% of those who have received mechanical ventilation have been discharged alive.15 Hence, the very real possibility of medical futility with regard to ventilation in hair loss treatment needs to be considered.It is also important to consider the complications and side effects that occur in an ICU context. These patients are vulnerable to hospital acquired s such as ventilator associated pneumonias with high mortality rates in their own right,16 neuropathies, myopathies17 and skin damage. Significant long term morbidity (physical, mental and emotional challenges) can also be experienced by people who survive prolonged ventilation in ICU.12 18 Under normal (non-propecia) circumstances, many ICU patients experience significant muscle atrophy and deconditioning, sleep disorders, severe fatigue,19 post-traumatic stress disorder,20 cognitive deficits,21 depression, anxiety, difficulty with daily activities and loss of employment.22 Although it is too soon to have data on the long term outcomes of ICU survivors in the specific context of hair loss treatment, the UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy predicts a ‘tsunami of rehabilitation needs’ as patients with hair loss treatment begin to be discharged.23 The indirect effects of carer-burden should also not be underestimated, as research shows that caring for patients who have survived critical illness results in high levels of depressive symptoms for the majority of caregivers.24The emerging mortality data for patients with hair loss treatment admitted to ICU—in conjunction with what is already known about the morbidity of ICU survivors—has significant implications for the utility–equity debates about allocating the scarce resource of ICU beds. First, they undermine the utility argument as there seems to be little evidence that ICU admission leads to better outcomes for patients, especially when the long term morbidity of extended ICU admission is included in the balance of burdens and benefits.

For some patients, perhaps many, the burdens of ICU will not outweigh the limited potential benefits. Second, the poor survival rates challenge the equity-based claim for preferential access to treatment for members of disadvantaged groups. In particular, admitting frailer or comorbid patients to ICU to fulfil equity goals is unlikely to achieve greater survival for these population groups, but will increase their risk of complications and may ultimately exacerbate or prolong their suffering.The high proportions of people who die despite ICU admission make it particularly important to consider what might constitute better or worse experiences of dying with hair loss treatment, and how ICU admission affects the likelihood of a ‘good’ death. Critical care may compromise the ability of patients to communicate and engage with their families during the terminal phase of their lives—in the context of an intubated, ventilated patient this is unequivocal.Given the high rates of medical futility with patients with hair loss treatment in ICU, the very significant risks for further suffering in the short and long term and the compromise of important psychosocial needs—such as communicating with our families—in the terminal phase of life, our ethical scope must be wider than ICU triage. Ho and Tsai argue that, “In considering effective and efficient allocation of healthcare resources as well as physical and psychological harm that can be incurred in prolonging the dying process, there is a critical need to reframe end-of-life care planning in the ICU.”25 We propose that the focus on equity concerns during the propecia should broaden to include providing all people who need it with access to the highest possible standard of end-of-life care.

This requires attention to minimising barriers to accessing culturally safe care in the following interlinked areas. Palliative care, and communication and decision support and advanced care planning.Palliative careScaling up palliative and hospice care is an essential component of the hair loss treatment propecia response. Avoiding non-beneficial or unwanted high-intensity care is critical when the capacity of the health system is stressed.26 Palliative care focuses on symptom management, quality of life and death, and holistic care of physical, psychological, social and spiritual health.27 Evidence from Italy has prompted recommendations that, “Governments must urgently recognise the essential contribution of hospice and palliative care to the hair loss treatment propecia, and ensure these services are integrated into the healthcare system response.”28 Rapid palliative care policy changes were implemented in response to hair loss treatment in Italy, including more support in community settings, change in admission criteria and daily telephone support for families.28 To meet this increased demand, hospice and palliative care staff should be included in personal protective equipment (PPE) allocation and provided with appropriate preventon and control training when dealing with patients with hair loss treatment or high risk areas.Attention must also be directed to maintaining supply lines for essential medications for pain, distress and sedation. Patients may experience pain due to existing comorbidities, but may also develop pain as a result of excessive coughing or immobility from hair loss treatment. Such symptoms should be addressed using existing approaches to pain management.27 Supply lines for essential medications for distress and pain management, including fentanyl and midazolam are under threat in the USA and propofol—used in terminal sedation—may also be in short supply.29 The challenges are exacerbated when people who for various reasons eschew or are unable to secure hospital admission decline rapidly at home with hair loss treatment (the time frame of recognition that someone is dying may be shorter than that through which hospice at home services usually support people).

There is growing debate about the fair allocation of novel drugs—sometimes available as part of ongoing clinical trials—to treat hair loss treatment with curative intent.2 30 But we must also pay attention to the fair allocation of drugs needed to ease suffering and dying.Communication and end-of-life decision-making supportEnd-of-life planning can be especially challenging because patients, family members and healthcare providers often differ in what they consider most important near the end of life.31 Less than half of ICU physicians—40.6% in high income countries and 46.3% in low–middle income countries—feel comfortable holding end-of-life discussions with patients’ families.25 With ICUs bursting and health providers under extraordinary pressure, their capacity to effectively support end-of-life decisions and to ease dying will be reduced.This suggests a need for specialist hair loss treatment communication support teams, analogous to the idea of specialist ICU triage teams to ensure consistency of decision making about ICU admissions/discharges, and to reduce the moral and psychological distress of health providers during the propecia.32 These support teams could provide up to date information templates for patients and families, support decision-making, the development of advance care plans (ACPs) and act as a liaison between families (prevented from being in the hospital), the patient and the clinical team. Some people with disabilities may require additional communication support to ensure the patients’ needs are communicated to all health providers.33 This will be especially important if carers and visitors are not able to be present.To provide effective and appropriate support in an equitable way, communication teams will need to include those with the appropriate skills for caring for diverse populations including. Interpreters, specialist social workers, disability advocates and cultural support liaison officers for ethnic and religious minorities. Patient groups that already have comparatively poor health outcomes require dedicated resources. These support resources are essential if we wish to truly mitigate equity concerns that arisingduring the propecia context.

See Box 1 for examples of specific communication and care strategies to support patients.Box 1 Supporting communication and compassionate care during hair loss treatmentDespite the sometimes overwhelming pressure of the propecia, health providers continue to invest in communication, compassionate care and end-of-life support. In some places, doctors have taken photos of their faces and taped these to the front of their PPE so that patients can ‘see’ their face.37 In Singapore, patients who test positive for hair loss are quarantined in health facilities until they receive two consecutive negative tests. Patients may be isolated in hospital for several weeks. To help ease this burden on patients, health providers have dubbed themselves the ‘second family’ and gone out of their way to provide care as well as treatment. Elsewhere, medical, nursing and multi-disciplinary teams are utilising internet based devices to enable ‘virtual’ visits and contact between patients and their loved ones.38 Some centres are providing staff with masks with a see-through window panel that shows the wearer’s mouth, to support effective communication with patient with hearing loss who rely on lip reading.39Advance care planningACPs aim to honour decisions made by autonomous patients if and when they lose capacity.

However, talking to patients and their loved ones about clinical prognosis, ceilings of treatment and potential end-of-life care is challenging even in normal times. During hair loss treatment the challenges are exacerbated by uncertainty and urgency, the absence of family support (due to visitor restrictions) and the wearing of PPE by clinicians and carers. Protective equipment can create a formidable barrier between the patient and the provider, often adding to the patient’s sense of isolation and fear. An Australian palliative care researcher with experience working in disaster zones, argues that the “PPE may disguise countenance, restrict normal human touch and create an unfamiliar gulf between you and your patient.”34 The physical and psychological barriers of PPE coupled with the pressure of high clinical loads do not seem conducive to compassionate discussions about patients’ end-of-life preferences. Indeed, a study in Singapore during the 2004 SARS epidemic demonstrated the barrier posed by PPE to compassionate end-of-life care.35Clinicians may struggle to interpret existing ACPs in the context of hair loss treatment, given the unprecedented nature and scale of the propecia and emerging clinical knowledge about the aetiology of the disease and (perhaps especially) about prognosis.

This suggests the need for hair loss treatment-specific ACPs. Where possible, proactive planning should occur with high-risk patients, the frail, those in residential care and those with significant underlying morbidities. Ideally, ACP conversations should take place prior to illness, involve known health providers and carers, not be hampered by PPE or subject to time constraints imposed by acute care contexts. Of note here, a systematic review found that patients who received advance care planning or palliative care interventions consistently showed a pattern toward decreased ICU admissions and reduced ICU length of stay.36ConclusionHow best to address equity concerns in relation to ICU and end-of-life care for patients with hair loss treatment is challenging and complex. Attempts to broaden clinical criteria to give patients with poorer prognoses access to ICU on equity grounds may result in fewer lives saved overall—this may well be justified if access to ICU confers benefit to these ‘equity’ patients.

But we must avoid tokenistic gestures to equity—admitting patients with poor prognostic indicators to ICU to meet an equity target when intensive critical care is contrary to their best interests. ICU admission may exacerbate and prolong suffering rather than ameliorate it, especially for frailer patients. And prolonging life at all costs may ultimately lead to a worse death. The capacity for harm not just the capacity for benefit should be emphasised in any triage tools and related literature. Equity can be addressed more robustly if propecia responses scale up investment in palliative care services, communication and decision-support services and advanced care planning to meet the needs of all patients with hair loss treatment.

Ultimately, however, equity considerations will require us to move even further from a critical care framework as the social and economic impact of the propecia will disproportionately impact those most vulnerable. Globally, we will need an approach that does not just stop an exponential rise in s but an exponential rise in inequality.AcknowledgmentsWe would like to thank Tracy Anne Dunbrook and David Tripp for their helpful comments, and NUS Medicine for permission to reproduce the hair loss treatment Chronicles strip..

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does propecia actually work said recently that the U.S. Might be finally turning a corner in the does propecia actually work hair loss treatment propecia. It's been a relentless 16 months, and healthcare CIOs and other health IT leaders can no doubt use a breather.During the course of the past year-plus, these executives have learned many lessons spurred by the manic pacing of the propecia. Some of them center on the importance of data and analytics, the need for more patient engagement, the requirements of keeping telehealth up to par, and the need to focus technologies on enabling enterprise-wide strategic plans.In this seventh installment in Healthcare IT News' feature series, Health IT Lessons Learned During the hair loss treatment Era, four top IT executives from provider organizations nationwide does propecia actually work share what they've learned during the past year and discuss how they're applying these lessons to improve their organizations. (To see all the stories in the series, click here to visit the special portal.)We spoke with:Clark Averill, director of information technology at St.

Luke's Regional Healthcare System, does propecia actually work based in Duluth, Minnesota. (@StLukesDuluth)Dr. Roxana Lupu, chief does propecia actually work medical information officer at Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (@SanfordHealth)Leonard T. "Skip" Rollins, CIO and CISO at does propecia actually work Freeman Health System, based in Joplin, Missouri.

(@FreemanCares4U)Matthew Russo, IT director at Helio Health, based in Syracuse, New York. (@Helio_Health)The increased importance of data and analyticsOverall, the hair loss treatment propecia has catapulted the importance of data analytics and data in general, said Lupu of Sanford Health."At Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the country, our leaders have always recognized the importance and the power of data, but the hair loss treatment propecia revealed the meaningful benefits of investing in the resources and infrastructure needed for a strong data analytics department," she said.For example, the data analytics team designed an algorithm to sort and pull relevant data from the records of more than 100,000 patients who had been diagnosed with hair loss treatment, identifying those at highest risk of complications from the propecia."In early November 2020, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the therapeutic use of monoclonal does propecia actually work antibodies for hair loss treatment-positive patients, which had been shown to prevent hospitalizations in a limited number of trials," Lupu recalled."Our leaders have always recognized the importance and the power of data, but the hair loss treatment propecia revealed the meaningful benefits of investing in the resources and infrastructure needed for a strong data analytics department."Dr. Roxana Lupu, Sanford Health"At the time, hospitals across the Sanford Health footprint were experiencing a rapid increase in hair loss treatment hospitalizations, stretching hospital capacity and creating unprecedented challenges for our health system and its frontline workers."Staff members were able to use data analytics to proactively screen and contact patients who were at highest risk of developing complications from hair loss treatment and schedule outpatient monoclonal antibody treatments. To date, Sanford has treated more than 2,700 patients with antibody infusions at more than 19 sites across its vast rural footprint, preventing nearly 1,000 days of hospitalization does propecia actually work and averting at least 15 deaths, Lupu reported."We were also able to harness our data analytics in our vaccination rollout strategy to efficiently and equitably get treatments to people," she added. "Early on, when treatment supply was limited, Sanford Health followed state eligibility guidelines and then stratified the list based on patient risk factors, prioritizing the highest-risk patients and inviting them to be among the first to schedule hair loss treatment vaccination appointments."This all would have been a much tougher lesson if Sanford had not already had this infrastructure in place, she said."We see immense value in applying predictive models and risk stratification to our patient population," she said.

"For example, we can leverage the data to does propecia actually work deliver more personalized care through predictive models that take into account all aspects of patients' histories. Data analytics also will be critical as we move toward value-based care with a focus on prevention and keeping our patients healthy rather than just treating sick patients."More, more, more patient engagementFor Averill of St. Luke's Regional Healthcare System, the impact of patient engagement using patient does propecia actually work portal communication, virtual visits and digital appointment-scheduling provided a big lesson."St. Luke's primary use of the patient portal prior to hair loss treatment was as a tool for providing patients access to their health information, especially lab results and physician/patient messaging," he explained. "The importance of using the portal as a patient engagement tool was highlighted when in-person patient visits were limited due to hair loss treatment protocols."Patient engagement consisted of using the portal for self-scheduling patient visits, patient does propecia actually work messaging via the portal, remote patient monitoring, and implementing virtual visits," he continued.

"We also expanded the amount of does propecia actually work clinical information sent in real time to the portal since delivering in-person results wasn't possible."On March 5, 2020, St. Luke's had 27,305 patients enrolled in its patient portal, which was 18.92% of its patient population since going live with Meditech Expanse on May 1, 2019. "We decided to implement self-scheduling for the hair loss treatment does propecia actually work treatment. Self-scheduling has been an overwhelming success and patient satisfier."Clark Averill, St. Luke's Regional Healthcare SystemWith the expansion of does propecia actually work virtual visits, St.

Luke's launched a major effort to increase the number of patients enrolled in the patient portal. As of April 19, 2021, St does propecia actually work. Luke's had enrolled 63,546 patients – 34.47% of all patients. Of patients with an assigned primary care provider, 55.51% of patients are enrolled in the portal."Patient self-scheduling became critically important as we implemented our hair loss treatment does propecia actually work clinic," Averill noted. "As we started to receive the hair loss treatment, we struggled with the best way to schedule appointments, given the volume of patients we needed to vaccinate.

Our original plan was to schedule these appointments via traditional methods, does propecia actually work but we believed those methods couldn't scale to the volume of patients we needed to schedule."St. Luke's had begun a pilot project of patient self-scheduling for annual wellness visits," he continued. "We decided to implement self-scheduling does propecia actually work for the hair loss treatment. Self-scheduling has been an overwhelming success and patient satisfier. Patients appreciate the ability to select the day and time does propecia actually work of the appointment."St.

Luke's is continuing to expand patient engagement features of the patient portal:Self-scheduling. Increasing the does propecia actually work number of appointment types available for patients to self-schedule.Virtual visits. Continuing to enhance the number of appointments that can be completed using virtual visit technology or including remote caregivers during an in-person visit.Remote patient monitoring. Expanding the number of patients that can be monitored away from does propecia actually work the hospital or clinic for medical conditions in order to enhance patient care and reduce readmissions.Non-patient onboarding. This new feature of the Expanse does propecia actually work patient portal allows people who have not been patients at St.

Luke's to enroll in the patient portal and schedule appointments.When telehealth is not up to parOne major lesson Helio Health learned last year was that its telehealth presence was not up to par. On the other hand, the health system also learned that its teams could implement a telehealth presence fairly quickly."We had to pivot quickly to be certain our patients' critical care would not does propecia actually work be interrupted by restrictions put in place as a result of hair loss treatment," said Russo of Helio Health. "We were already using Microsoft Teams internally as our video conferencing solution, so it was a natural choice to begin to use for remote one-on-one therapy sessions and group counselling sessions as well."Helio Health equipped staff with as many laptops, headsets and webcams as it could get its hands on. The supply chain was extremely strained, but Helio's vendors were able does propecia actually work to come through."For our inpatient services, we procured a large quantity of iPads so that our counselors could still meet with our patients without being face to face," Russo said. "This helped during the patients' initial quarantines and for when there were active cases of hair loss treatment in any of our facilities.

We upgraded our phone systems to be able to handle the increased volume of over-the-phone telehealth support.""It was really impressive to see everyone come together and work toward the same goal of providing the best care possible during one of the most challenging periods of our lives."Matthew Russo, Helio HealthHelio Health's does propecia actually work methods evolved over the course of last summer. It was able to quickly adjust to changes thrown at it."The IT and HIT teams at Helio Health went through some of the most intense months of our careers, but I am so proud of the team and how we were able to persevere so that our patient population would still be taken care of," Russo said. "To be fair, this was the case for our entire staff and for most does propecia actually work of the world. It was really impressive to see everyone come together and work toward the same goal of providing the best care possible during one of the most challenging periods of our lives."He added that Helio Health is continuing to improve its posture in the areas of remote working and telehealth services and is committed to investing in new technology to help staff members be ready for anything the future throws their way.Leveraging technology to further strategyRollins of Freeman Health System said 2020 was a great year for health IT for many reasons."Many important initiatives were pushed forward and implemented in attempts to react to the ever-changing needs of our customers," he explained. "I have always been very aggressive in staying does propecia actually work in touch with technology and how it might further our needs.

One of our fundamental directives is to understand how we can leverage technology to further Freeman's strategies. This approach has worked well when we were forced to shuffle and reshuffle priorities during does propecia actually work 2020."The guiding principle has been to never impede Freeman's progress or response to patients' needs. Having a firm understanding of how one's IT organization is positioned to react is very important, he added."When the CEO turns to you in a meeting and says, 'Can you do that?. ' you must does propecia actually work be ready to provide a confident response," he stated. "Answering with, 'Let me check,' is not a good answer.""When the CEO turns to you in a meeting and says, 'Can you do that?.

' you does propecia actually work must be ready to provide a confident response. Answering with, 'Let me check,' is not a good answer."Leonard T. "Skip" Rollins, Freeman Health SystemAll does propecia actually work health IT leaders know how difficult it can be to get funding for new or changing technology platforms. Flexibility in infrastructure gives CIOs the ability to have a "can do" approach to the varying needs of health systems, Rollins said."Our EHR platforms are utilitarian and are what they are. The magic does propecia actually work happens in the echo systems around the EHRs," he said.

"Maximizing the ability to pivot and use new applications or technology does propecia actually work to solve problems can make CIOs heroes. Not having the ability can make you look out of touch or behind the times. Get flexible does propecia actually work. Do not commit to strategies that put you in a corner. Stay nimble and look for opportunities to does propecia actually work leverage your ability to react quickly."Freeman Health System always is reviewing and re-evaluating its approach to the healthcare environment.

As mentioned, it is difficult to always stay the direction with strategies, Rollins said."Things change, so we annually evaluate our plans and strategies to validate they are consistent with the direction things are trending," he noted. "This process allows us to adjust and stay as close as we can to being ready to react does propecia actually work when things change. It's not easy, and it's not the least expensive way to operate, but it will position you better to have the right answer ready when asked, 'Can we do that?. '"Keeping strategies dynamicAnother lesson Rollins has learned over the past year is that health IT and organizational strategies must leave room to adapt to the environment."All CIOs have said, 'I really wish I knew that when does propecia actually work I made that decision,'" he said. "Things change, as should your strategies.

Our strategies are certainly with the organization's plans, but we try to leave them open does propecia actually work enough to adjust. We had made decisions and commitments related to mobility that had to be revisited during 2020."Rollins is being transparent when he admits he and his team missed on how many of their mobility tools would be used, and encountered limitations in some areas."Our care providers evolved, and we were not completely able to follow them because of some of the commitments we had made," he said. "This miss scared me and caused me to sit with the IT leadership team and reevaluate mobility and does propecia actually work how we could support the direction it was headed. We made adjustments in device management, BYOD and other components of the strategy to give us more room to ebb and flow with the ever-changing workflows and needs of the care providers."This miss was a surprise. They thought they had it figured out, does propecia actually work but they did not.

Many of their assumptions about how the equipment was going to be used were wrong, he admitted."As a result of the miss on mobility, we have evolved this strategy," Rollins said. "On a broader scale, we have changed how we does propecia actually work make technology decisions and built in more flexibility. The flexibility need drove us to redefine mobility and how we would provide the capability. Our big mistake was we had an idea of how the does propecia actually work users would use the tools. Now they are planning with us and helping us to better understand the possible uses of the does propecia actually work tools."The moral of the story.

Get closer with users, understand their workflows, and understand how they use technology before making commitments, he advised.Streamlined and efficient decision-makingOn another front, the propecia has underscored the importance of having a structured mechanism and system in place for streamlined and efficient decision-making, said Lupu of Sanford Health."Prior to hair loss treatment, if our operations teams needed to address certain topics, we worked through a committee structure to gather feedback, propose solutions and build consensus. It was not uncommon for this process to take does propecia actually work months before a decision was reached," she said.In March 2020, Sanford Health activated its incident command and started closely monitoring hair loss treatment. A multidisciplinary team from across the organization sat around the table – including health system leaders and operators, medical directors, advanced practice providers, nursing, pharmacy, enterprise data analytics, clinical informatics and clinical research. They were able to make decisions, pivot and then implement new protocols in real time, she said."For does propecia actually work example, on Friday, April 16, the FDA revoked the EUA that allowed for the monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild to moderate hair loss treatment, due to ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data around its resistance to new variants," she recalled. "With the support of our revamped reporting and decision-making structure, we were able to immediately make the necessary changes in the electronic record and notify our providers, pharmacists and operational leaders in real time to ensure we remained in compliance and protected the health and safety of our patients."Sanford Health now has restructured its optimization committees to improve efficiency in the decision-making process.

It sees the value in having a more streamlined way of expediting issues that need to be addressed."Before hair loss treatment, if colleagues were not present at our optimization committee meeting, we'd have to follow up and does propecia actually work have a back-and-forth discussion before moving ahead with a decision or resolution," Lupu said. "Now we have a more centralized approach to our committees, with a clearer structure and pathways to lift up issues and execute change."Standardized processes and equipmentAnother lesson Helio Health has learned is the need for standardization of equipment and processes, Russo said."The vast majority of our computers were desktop PCs," he noted. "With a grant from the does propecia actually work FCC, we were able to standardize our outpatient facilities with Microsoft laptops, which allow us to work and provide support from anywhere. Users are able to come and go, from remote work to in-person work, easily."With a recent merger between Helio Health and two other organizations, much of the hardware from the other organizations was dissimilar to Helio Health's standards."We are upgrading them and shifting them to our standards," said Russo. "This includes standardizing computer models, Ruckus cloud wireless, bringing them into our eLAN through does propecia actually work Spectrum, implementing Ricoh Follow Me print, etc.

"With everyone on the same platform, it is easier to troubleshoot issues," he added. "The Ricoh Follow Me does propecia actually work print is a pretty neat feature we are implementing across the organization. You can basically press print, and then go to any printer or copier in the organization and release your print job by authenticating with an RFID badge."The lesson learned, he concluded, is to be on the cutting edge of hardware, software and security so that an organization can be ready for anything that life throws at it.Twitter. @SiwickiHealthITEmail the writer does propecia actually work. [email protected] IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Philips hosted a virtual round table with industry leaders to discuss the findings of the newly-released Future Health Index 2021 (FHI).

Philips’ chief medical officer, Jan Kimpen, hosted the discussion between Professor Wim van Harten, CEO of Rijnstate Hospital in the Netherlands, and Dr Aaron Neinstein, director of clinical informatics at UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation in the US, to discuss the future of healthcare post-propecia.In its sixth year, the FHI is an original research report conducted by Philips does propecia actually work to analyse and determine the current and future priorities of healthcare leaders across the globe. The report, titled ‘A Resilient Future. Healthcare leaders look beyond the crisis’, surveyed almost 3,000 healthcare leaders across 14 countries to determine the readiness of countries to address the global challenges in healthcare does propecia actually work and see how they are working to build resilient healthcare systems.WHY IT MATTERSThe FHI identified three key trends for post-propecia healthcare. The acceleration does propecia actually work of virtual care delivery. A stepwise approach in digital transformation from telehealth to AI adoption.

And an increased focus on building sustainable healthcare systems.Despite conducting the research in the throes of the propecia, the report showed that healthcare leaders does propecia actually work were already looking ahead.“What was surprising at the beginning was that, while we were expecting a pessimistic view of healthcare, this was not the case,” said Kimpen during the roundtable. €œHealthcare leaders are optimistic. They are energised during this crisis and they are optimistic, 75% of them think that their hospital and their healthcare system will be able to deliver quality care three years from now, starting today.”Part of this optimism was directed towards the increased prominence of telehealth in healthcare systems, which, the report stated, is expected to make up 23% of routine care delivery three years from now.Van Harten, who has been integral in bringing telehealth and value-based care strategies to the region around Arnhem, reflected how Rijnstate had to redefine the timelines of the digital strategy they had set pre-propecia.“We had been working as a hospital with 750 beds for about half a million people and we changed does propecia actually work our paradigm to say that ‘we are a hospital with half a million beds and it doesn’t matter anymore where patients should be treated’. The horizon that we had was about five to ten years and I think the trends that we see will make this happen a lot sooner.”The acceleration of virtual care services also means an improvement of the organisation’s processes and business information.Neinstein added that the main obstacle for telehealth adoption that was overcome during the propecia was the cultural expectations about care delivery. As patients have does propecia actually work become accustomed to receiving care virtually, their expectations of how care is delivered have changed, which is an accelerant for virtual care transformation.The FHI found, however, that the current focus on telehealth will likely move to investment in AI in the next three years.

This could be used not only to improve processes and workflows but also clinical decision making.“When people think of AI in healthcare, they imagine a robot replacing the doctor,” said Neinstein. €œThat is the last does propecia actually work thing that will happen when leveraging and implementing AI in healthcare. What we are looking at is creating lots of efficiencies. We are reliant on cumbersome workflows and a lot of human effort to touch every part of the care journey and there are a does propecia actually work lot of opportunities to layer in machine learning and AI in ways that are not risky but really save people a lot of time and energy.”Van Harten acknowledged that, as a teaching hospital with limited funds, investment in AI had as much to do with making the right alignments and partnerships with institutions and startups to drive digital innovation as it had to do with the implementation itself.A surprising finding from the FHI was a commitment to environmental sustainability, despite being in the midst of a propecia. With just 4% of those surveyed reporting that their facility currently prioritised sustainable healthcare systems, 58% expected to see this as a priority three years from now.

€œThe care and the patient are always in the first place but, looking at the environment, it is does propecia actually work inevitable that you as a hospital invest in these types of activities,” said van Harten. He underlined that, alongside goals such as ensuring a percentage of green energy was used in hospitals and climate control in operating rooms, sustainability was a priority when building new facilities. €œWe [are building] a new site in about two years does propecia actually work and this will be the first site in the Netherlands to be hydrogen-powered. We are really proud and rather confident that we will succeed in achieving that.”Neinstein highlighted the potential of technology in creating more sustainable healthcare systems, particularly focusing on the role of measurement and analytics to identify the “low hanging fruit for sustainability”, as well as the further integration of remote care as a means of reducing unnecessary travel emissions for patients.THE LARGER PICTUREAs the threat of the propecia decreases and vaccination programmes roll out across the world, the disparities and health inequities that were illuminated have affected political change. The accelerated uptake of digital tools and virtual care over the does propecia actually work last year, for instance, has been seen as a way to close the digital divide, but it must maintain the quality of care.

Recently in conversation with HIMSS TV, Franka Cadée, president of the International Confederation of Midwives, highlighted the need for digital tools to foster human-to-human interaction and compassionate care. €œWhen you use digital means, it’s important to use them in the right balance and to make sure does propecia actually work you build on the human trust. Then you can use digital means but you need to keep that trust as well and make sure you invest in that.”.

The director Buy kamagra pill of the Centers cheap propecia for sale for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that the U.S. Might be finally turning a corner in cheap propecia for sale the hair loss treatment propecia. It's been a relentless 16 months, and healthcare CIOs and other health IT leaders can no doubt use a breather.During the course of the past year-plus, these executives have learned many lessons spurred by the manic pacing of the propecia. Some of them center on the importance of data and analytics, the need for more patient engagement, the requirements of keeping telehealth up to par, and the need to focus technologies on enabling enterprise-wide strategic plans.In this seventh installment in Healthcare IT News' feature series, Health IT Lessons Learned During the hair loss treatment Era, four top cheap propecia for sale IT executives from provider organizations nationwide share what they've learned during the past year and discuss how they're applying these lessons to improve their organizations. (To see all the stories in the series, click here to visit the special portal.)We spoke with:Clark Averill, director of information technology at St.

Luke's Regional cheap propecia for sale Healthcare System, based in Duluth, Minnesota. (@StLukesDuluth)Dr. Roxana Lupu, chief medical information officer at Sanford Health, based in cheap propecia for sale Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (@SanfordHealth)Leonard T. "Skip" Rollins, CIO and CISO at Freeman cheap propecia for sale Health System, based in Joplin, Missouri.

(@FreemanCares4U)Matthew Russo, IT director at Helio Health, based in Syracuse, New York. (@Helio_Health)The increased importance of data and analyticsOverall, the hair loss treatment propecia has catapulted the importance of data analytics and data in general, said Lupu of Sanford Health."At Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the country, our leaders have always recognized the importance and the cheap propecia for sale power of data, but the hair loss treatment propecia revealed the meaningful benefits of investing in the resources and infrastructure needed for a strong data analytics department," she said.For example, the data analytics team designed an algorithm to sort and pull relevant data from the records of more than 100,000 patients who had been diagnosed with hair loss treatment, identifying those at highest risk of complications from the propecia."In early November 2020, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies for hair loss treatment-positive patients, which had been shown to prevent hospitalizations in a limited number of trials," Lupu recalled."Our leaders have always recognized the importance and the power of data, but the hair loss treatment propecia revealed the meaningful benefits of investing in the resources and infrastructure needed for a strong data analytics department."Dr. Roxana Lupu, Sanford Health"At the time, hospitals across the Sanford Health footprint were experiencing a rapid increase in hair loss treatment hospitalizations, stretching hospital capacity and creating unprecedented challenges for our health system and its frontline workers."Staff members were able to use data analytics to proactively screen and contact patients who were at highest risk of developing complications from hair loss treatment and schedule outpatient monoclonal antibody treatments. To date, Sanford has cheap propecia for sale treated more than 2,700 patients with antibody infusions at more than 19 sites across its vast rural footprint, preventing nearly 1,000 days of hospitalization and averting at least 15 deaths, Lupu reported."We were also able to harness our data analytics in our vaccination rollout strategy to efficiently and equitably get treatments to people," she added. "Early on, when treatment supply was limited, Sanford Health followed state eligibility guidelines and then stratified the list based on patient risk factors, prioritizing the highest-risk patients and inviting them to be among the first to schedule hair loss treatment vaccination appointments."This all would have been a much tougher lesson if Sanford had not already had this infrastructure in place, she said."We see immense value in applying predictive models and risk stratification to our patient population," she said.

"For example, we can leverage cheap propecia for sale the data to deliver more personalized care through predictive models that take into account all aspects of patients' histories. Data analytics also will be critical as we move toward value-based care with a focus on prevention and keeping our patients healthy rather than just treating sick patients."More, more, more patient engagementFor Averill of St. Luke's Regional Healthcare System, the impact of patient engagement using patient portal communication, virtual cheap propecia for sale visits and digital appointment-scheduling provided a big lesson."St. Luke's primary use of the patient portal prior to hair loss treatment was as a tool for providing patients access to their health information, especially lab results and physician/patient messaging," he explained. "The importance of using the cheap propecia for sale portal as a patient engagement tool was highlighted when in-person patient visits were limited due to hair loss treatment protocols."Patient engagement consisted of using the portal for self-scheduling patient visits, patient messaging via the portal, remote patient monitoring, and implementing virtual visits," he continued.

"We also expanded the amount of clinical information sent in real time to the portal since delivering in-person results wasn't possible."On cheap propecia for sale March 5, 2020, St. Luke's had 27,305 patients enrolled in its patient portal, which was 18.92% of its patient population since going live with Meditech Expanse on May 1, 2019. "We decided to implement self-scheduling for the cheap propecia for sale hair loss treatment. Self-scheduling has been an overwhelming success and patient satisfier."Clark Averill, St. Luke's Regional Healthcare SystemWith the expansion of virtual cheap propecia for sale visits, St.

Luke's launched a major effort to increase the number of patients enrolled in the patient portal. As of April 19, 2021, St cheap propecia for sale. Luke's had enrolled 63,546 patients – 34.47% of all patients. Of patients with an assigned primary care provider, 55.51% of patients are enrolled cheap propecia for sale in the portal."Patient self-scheduling became critically important as we implemented our hair loss treatment clinic," Averill noted. "As we started to receive the hair loss treatment, we struggled with the best way to schedule appointments, given the volume of patients we needed to vaccinate.

Our original plan was cheap propecia for sale to schedule these appointments via traditional methods, but we believed those methods couldn't scale to the volume of patients we needed to schedule."St. Luke's had begun a pilot project of patient self-scheduling for annual wellness visits," he continued. "We decided to implement self-scheduling for the hair loss treatment cheap propecia for sale. Self-scheduling has been an overwhelming success and patient satisfier. Patients appreciate the cheap propecia for sale ability to select the day and time of the appointment."St.

Luke's is continuing to expand patient engagement features of the patient portal:Self-scheduling. Increasing the number of cheap propecia for sale appointment types available for patients to self-schedule.Virtual visits. Continuing to enhance the number of appointments that can be completed using virtual visit technology or including remote caregivers during an in-person visit.Remote patient monitoring. Expanding the number of patients that can be monitored away from the hospital or clinic cheap propecia for sale for medical conditions in order to enhance patient care and reduce readmissions.Non-patient onboarding. This new feature of the Expanse patient portal allows cheap propecia for sale people who have not been patients at St.

Luke's to enroll in the patient portal and schedule appointments.When telehealth is not up to parOne major lesson Helio Health learned last year was that its telehealth presence was not up to par. On the cheap propecia for sale other hand, the health system also learned that its teams could implement a telehealth presence fairly quickly."We had to pivot quickly to be certain our patients' critical care would not be interrupted by restrictions put in place as a result of hair loss treatment," said Russo of Helio Health. "We were already using Microsoft Teams internally as our video conferencing solution, so it was a natural choice to begin to use for remote one-on-one therapy sessions and group counselling sessions as well."Helio Health equipped staff with as many laptops, headsets and webcams as it could get its hands on. The supply chain was extremely strained, but Helio's vendors were able to come through."For our inpatient services, we procured a large quantity of iPads so that our counselors could still meet with our patients without being face to face," cheap propecia for sale Russo said. "This helped during the patients' initial quarantines and for when there were active cases of hair loss treatment in any of our facilities.

We upgraded our phone systems to be able to handle the increased volume of over-the-phone telehealth support.""It was really impressive to see everyone come together and work toward the cheap propecia for sale same goal of providing the best care possible during one of the most challenging periods of our lives."Matthew Russo, Helio HealthHelio Health's methods evolved over the course of last summer. It was able to quickly adjust to changes thrown at it."The IT and HIT teams at Helio Health went through some of the most intense months of our careers, but I am so proud of the team and how we were able to persevere so that our patient population would still be taken care of," Russo said. "To be fair, this was the case for our entire staff and cheap propecia for sale for most of the world. It was really impressive to see everyone come together and work toward the same goal of providing the best care possible during one of the most challenging periods of our lives."He added that Helio Health is continuing to improve its posture in the areas of remote working and telehealth services and is committed to investing in new technology to help staff members be ready for anything the future throws their way.Leveraging technology to further strategyRollins of Freeman Health System said 2020 was a great year for health IT for many reasons."Many important initiatives were pushed forward and implemented in attempts to react to the ever-changing needs of our customers," he explained. "I have always been cheap propecia for sale very aggressive in staying in touch with technology and how it might further our needs.

One of our fundamental directives is to understand how we can leverage technology to further Freeman's strategies. This approach has worked well when we were forced to shuffle and cheap propecia for sale reshuffle priorities during 2020."The guiding principle has been to never impede Freeman's progress or response to patients' needs. Having a firm understanding of how one's IT organization is positioned to react is very important, he added."When the CEO turns to you in a meeting and says, 'Can you do that?. ' you must be ready to provide a cheap propecia for sale confident response," he stated. "Answering with, 'Let me check,' is not a good answer.""When the CEO turns to you in a meeting and says, 'Can you do that?.

' you must be ready to provide a confident cheap propecia for sale response. Answering with, 'Let me check,' is not a good answer."Leonard T. "Skip" Rollins, Freeman Health SystemAll health IT leaders know how difficult it can cheap propecia for sale be to get funding for new or changing technology platforms. Flexibility in infrastructure gives CIOs the ability to have a "can do" approach to the varying needs of health systems, Rollins said."Our EHR platforms are utilitarian and are what they are. The magic happens in the echo systems around cheap propecia for sale the EHRs," he said.

"Maximizing the ability to pivot and use cheap propecia for sale new applications or technology to solve problems can make CIOs heroes. Not having the ability can make you look out of touch or behind the times. Get flexible cheap propecia for sale. Do not commit to strategies that put you in a corner. Stay nimble and look for opportunities to leverage your ability to react quickly."Freeman Health System always is reviewing and re-evaluating its approach to cheap propecia for sale the healthcare environment.

As mentioned, it is difficult to always stay the direction with strategies, Rollins said."Things change, so we annually evaluate our plans and strategies to validate they are consistent with the direction things are trending," he noted. "This process allows us to adjust and stay cheap propecia for sale as close as we can to being ready to react when things change. It's not easy, and it's not the least expensive way to operate, but it will position you better to have the right answer ready when asked, 'Can we do that?. '"Keeping strategies dynamicAnother lesson Rollins has learned over the past year is that health IT and organizational strategies must leave room to adapt to the environment."All CIOs have said, 'I really wish I knew that when I cheap propecia for sale made that decision,'" he said. "Things change, as should your strategies.

Our strategies cheap propecia for sale are certainly with the organization's plans, but we try to leave them open enough to adjust. We had made decisions and commitments related to mobility that had to be revisited during 2020."Rollins is being transparent when he admits he and his team missed on how many of their mobility tools would be used, and encountered limitations in some areas."Our care providers evolved, and we were not completely able to follow them because of some of the commitments we had made," he said. "This miss scared me and caused me to cheap propecia for sale sit with the IT leadership team and reevaluate mobility and how we could support the direction it was headed. We made adjustments in device management, BYOD and other components of the strategy to give us more room to ebb and flow with the ever-changing workflows and needs of the care providers."This miss was a surprise. They thought they had cheap propecia for sale it figured out, but they did not.

Many of their assumptions about how the equipment was going to be used were wrong, he admitted."As a result of the miss on mobility, we have evolved this strategy," Rollins said. "On a broader scale, we have changed how we make technology decisions and cheap propecia for sale built in more flexibility. The flexibility need drove us to redefine mobility and how we would provide the capability. Our big mistake was we had cheap propecia for sale an idea of how the users would use the tools. Now they are planning with cheap propecia for sale us and helping us to better understand the possible uses of the tools."The moral of the story.

Get closer with users, understand their workflows, and understand how they use technology before making commitments, he advised.Streamlined and efficient decision-makingOn another front, the propecia has underscored the importance of having a structured mechanism and system in place for streamlined and efficient decision-making, said Lupu of Sanford Health."Prior to hair loss treatment, if our operations teams needed to address certain topics, we worked through a committee structure to gather feedback, propose solutions and build consensus. It was not uncommon for this process to take months before a cheap propecia for sale decision was reached," she said.In March 2020, Sanford Health activated its incident command and started closely monitoring hair loss treatment. A multidisciplinary team from across the organization sat around the table – including health system leaders and operators, medical directors, advanced practice providers, nursing, pharmacy, enterprise data analytics, clinical informatics and clinical research. They were able to make cheap propecia for sale decisions, pivot and then implement new protocols in real time, she said."For example, on Friday, April 16, the FDA revoked the EUA that allowed for the monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild to moderate hair loss treatment, due to ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data around its resistance to new variants," she recalled. "With the support of our revamped reporting and decision-making structure, we were able to immediately make the necessary changes in the electronic record and notify our providers, pharmacists and operational leaders in real time to ensure we remained in compliance and protected the health and safety of our patients."Sanford Health now has restructured its optimization committees to improve efficiency in the decision-making process.

It sees the cheap propecia for sale value in having a more streamlined way of expediting issues that need to be addressed."Before hair loss treatment, if colleagues were not present at our optimization committee meeting, we'd have to follow up and have a back-and-forth discussion before moving ahead with a decision or resolution," Lupu said. "Now we have a more centralized approach to our committees, with a clearer structure and pathways to lift up issues and execute change."Standardized processes and equipmentAnother lesson Helio Health has learned is the need for standardization of equipment and processes, Russo said."The vast majority of our computers were desktop PCs," he noted. "With a grant from the FCC, we were able to standardize our outpatient facilities with Microsoft laptops, which allow us to work and cheap propecia for sale provide support from anywhere. Users are able to come and go, from remote work to in-person work, easily."With a recent merger between Helio Health and two other organizations, much of the hardware from the other organizations was dissimilar to Helio Health's standards."We are upgrading them and shifting them to our standards," said Russo. "This includes standardizing computer models, cheap propecia for sale Ruckus cloud wireless, bringing them into our eLAN through Spectrum, implementing Ricoh Follow Me print, etc.

"With everyone on the same platform, it is easier to troubleshoot issues," he added. "The Ricoh cheap propecia for sale Follow Me print is a pretty neat feature we are implementing across the organization. You can basically press print, and then go to any printer or copier in the organization and release your print job by authenticating with an RFID badge."The lesson learned, he concluded, is to be on the cutting edge of hardware, software and security so that an organization can be ready for anything that life throws at it.Twitter. @SiwickiHealthITEmail the cheap propecia for sale writer. [email protected] IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Philips hosted a virtual round table with industry leaders to discuss the findings of the newly-released Future Health Index 2021 (FHI).

Philips’ chief medical officer, Jan Kimpen, hosted the discussion between Professor Wim van Harten, CEO of Rijnstate Hospital in the Netherlands, and Dr Aaron Neinstein, director of clinical informatics at UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation in the US, to cheap propecia for sale discuss the future of healthcare post-propecia.In its sixth year, the FHI is an original research report conducted by Philips to analyse and determine the current and future priorities of healthcare leaders across the globe. The report, titled ‘A Resilient Future. Healthcare leaders look beyond the crisis’, surveyed almost 3,000 healthcare leaders across 14 countries to determine the readiness of countries to address the global challenges in cheap propecia for sale healthcare and see how they are working to build resilient healthcare systems.WHY IT MATTERSThe FHI identified three key trends for post-propecia healthcare. The acceleration of virtual cheap propecia for sale care delivery. A stepwise approach in digital transformation from telehealth to AI adoption.

And an increased focus on building sustainable healthcare systems.Despite conducting the research in the throes of the propecia, the report showed that healthcare leaders were already looking ahead.“What was cheap propecia for sale surprising at the beginning was that, while we were expecting a pessimistic view of healthcare, this was not the case,” said Kimpen during the roundtable. €œHealthcare leaders are optimistic. They are energised during this crisis and they are optimistic, 75% of them think that their hospital and their healthcare system will be able to deliver quality care three years from now, starting today.”Part of this optimism was directed towards the increased prominence of telehealth in healthcare systems, which, the report stated, is expected to make up 23% of routine care delivery three years from now.Van cheap propecia for sale Harten, who has been integral in bringing telehealth and value-based care strategies to the region around Arnhem, reflected how Rijnstate had to redefine the timelines of the digital strategy they had set pre-propecia.“We had been working as a hospital with 750 beds for about half a million people and we changed our paradigm to say that ‘we are a hospital with half a million beds and it doesn’t matter anymore where patients should be treated’. The horizon that we had was about five to ten years and I think the trends that we see will make this happen a lot sooner.”The acceleration of virtual care services also means an improvement of the organisation’s processes and business information.Neinstein added that the main obstacle for telehealth adoption that was overcome during the propecia was the cultural expectations about care delivery. As patients cheap propecia for sale have become accustomed to receiving care virtually, their expectations of how care is delivered have changed, which is an accelerant for virtual care transformation.The FHI found, however, that the current focus on telehealth will likely move to investment in AI in the next three years.

This could be used not only to improve processes and workflows but also clinical decision making.“When people think of AI in healthcare, they imagine a robot replacing the doctor,” said Neinstein. €œThat is the last cheap propecia for sale thing that will happen when leveraging and implementing AI in healthcare. What we are looking at is creating lots of efficiencies. We are reliant on cumbersome workflows and a lot of human effort to touch every part of the care journey and there are a lot of opportunities to layer in machine learning and AI in ways that are not risky but really save people a lot of time and energy.”Van Harten acknowledged that, as a teaching hospital with limited funds, investment in AI had as much to do with making the right cheap propecia for sale alignments and partnerships with institutions and startups to drive digital innovation as it had to do with the implementation itself.A surprising finding from the FHI was a commitment to environmental sustainability, despite being in the midst of a propecia. With just 4% of those surveyed reporting that their facility currently prioritised sustainable healthcare systems, 58% expected to see this as a priority three years from now.

€œThe care and the patient are always in the first place but, looking at cheap propecia for sale the environment, it is inevitable that you as a hospital invest in these types of activities,” said van Harten. He underlined that, alongside goals such as ensuring a percentage of green energy was used in hospitals and climate control in operating rooms, sustainability was a priority when building new facilities. €œWe [are building] a new site in about two years and this will be the first site in the Netherlands to cheap propecia for sale be hydrogen-powered. We are really proud and rather confident that we will succeed in achieving that.”Neinstein highlighted the potential of technology in creating more sustainable healthcare systems, particularly focusing on the role of measurement and analytics to identify the “low hanging fruit for sustainability”, as well as the further integration of remote care as a means of reducing unnecessary travel emissions for patients.THE LARGER PICTUREAs the threat of the propecia decreases and vaccination programmes roll out across the world, the disparities and health inequities that were illuminated have affected political change. The accelerated uptake of digital tools and virtual care over the last year, for instance, has been seen cheap propecia for sale as a way to close the digital divide, but it must maintain the quality of care.

Recently in conversation with HIMSS TV, Franka Cadée, president of the International Confederation of Midwives, highlighted the need for digital tools to foster human-to-human interaction and compassionate care. €œWhen you use digital means, it’s important to use them in the right balance and to make sure you build on the human trust cheap propecia for sale. Then you can use digital means but you need to keep that trust as well and make sure you invest in that.”.

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Start Preamble Centers blind date propecia propecia australia online for Medicare &. Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Extension of timeline for publication of final rule. This notice announces an extension blind date propecia of the timeline for publication of a Medicare final rule in accordance with the Social Security Act, which allows us to extend the timeline for publication of the final rule.

As of August 26, 2020, the timeline for publication of the final rule to finalize the provisions of the October 17, 2019 proposed rule (84 FR 55766) is extended until August 31, 2021. Start Further Info Lisa O. Wilson, (410) blind date propecia 786-8852. End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information In the October 17, 2019 Federal Register (84 FR 55766), we published a proposed rule that addressed undue regulatory impact and burden of the physician self-referral law.

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A new exception for donations of cybersecurity technology and related services cheap propecia for sale. And amendments to the existing exception for electronic health records (EHR) items and services. The proposed rule also provides critically necessary guidance for physicians and health care providers and suppliers whose financial relationships are governed by the physician self-referral statute and regulations.

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This notice extends the cheap propecia for sale timeline for publication of the final rule until August 31, 2021. Start Signature Dated. August 24, 2020.

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On top of the safety-net that they provide, health centers have been on the front lines preventing and responding to the hair loss treatment public health emergency, including providing over 3 million hair loss treatment tests. Health centers continue to provide essential services for our nation’s most vulnerable and medically underserved populations, including those who often do not have access to care, before, during and after the hair loss treatment propecia.HRSA’s quality improvement awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide cheap propecia for sale as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvements from the previous year.Health centers are recognized for achievements in various areas. Improving cost-efficient care delivery.

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