Four patients, two dialysis machines: Rationing medical care becomes a reality in hospitals overwhelmed with covid patients (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Four patients, two dialysis machines: Rationing medical care becomes a reality in hospitals overwhelmed with covid patients . “Rationing medical care, one of the most feared scenarios of the pandemic, is becoming a reality in a few parts of the United States as coronavirus infections remain at surge levels. On Thursday, Idaho officials announced the state was taking the extraordinary step of activating crisis standards of care statewide, giving hospitals the power to allocate — and potentially even deny — care based on the goal of who could benefit the most when faced with a shortage of resources such as ventilators, medications or staff. The decision will affect both covid and non-covid patients in a health-care system that is fraying.”

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