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Table 1 The four conditions of accountability for reasonableness

From: Communication of bed allocation decisions in a critical care unit and accountability for reasonableness

Publicity The decisions and reasons behind priority-setting decisions must be publicly available.
Relevance These rationales must rest on evidence, reasons, and principles that fair-minded people can agree are relevant to deciding how to meet the diverse needs of patients in the context of limited resources.
Appeals There is a process for revision and dispute resolution regarding priority-setting decisions.
Enforcement There is a method of regulation in place to ensure that the first three criteria are met.