Resource Allocation
Resource Allocation

Resource Allocation

by Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Resource allocation is a critical aspect of healthcare management, as it involves making decisions about how to distribute resources such as time, staff, equipment, and funds among different patients, departments, and healthcare facilities. Medical students need to understand the importance of resource allocation as it can impact the quality of care that patients receive.

Medical students need to learn about the different factors that influence resource allocation decisions, such as the severity of patients' conditions, available resources, and ethical considerations. By understanding resource allocation, medical students can become better equipped to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources and provide effective care to their patients. They can also learn to advocate for their patients and ensure that resources are allocated fairly and equitably.

Ultimately, medical students who understand resource allocation can become more effective healthcare professionals, who are committed to providing high-quality care to their patients while navigating complex healthcare systems with limited resources.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:15 h
  • Quiz questions 8
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Resource Allocation

 Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Dr. Michael Erdek is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Director of Pain Medicine for the R.J. Zuckerberg Cancer Center at Northwell Health in New York.

Dr. Erdek received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and his MA in Moral Philosophy from St. Mary’s University in 2018. He trained in Surgery and in Anesthesiology prior to completing his subspecialty training in Pain Medicine and then Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. Being an Associate Professor at the Berman Institute of Bioethics for 5 years, he is particularly interested in the provision of palliative care and the ethics of the safe treatment of pain.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Erdek teaches Clinical Ethics.

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