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Editorial - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Triage Teams: Death by Numbers
Ethics and End of Life, Administration, Disaster,
From Critical Care Medicine.
An editorial associated with Sprung et al. article ("Adult Intensive care unit triage during the COVID-19 pandemic - Who will live and who will die? Recommendations to improve survival"), stating that the concept of the triage committee has disturbing flaws. Rationing teams are highly problematic per the editorial authors. Though planning for a worst case scenario has appeal, such plans inadvertently may invite the very worst outcome of what they intended to mitigate, the authors say.
Author: Joel Zivot, MD, FRCP(C), MA
Estimated Time: 08:30 min