Utah hospitals could start rationing health care at overwhelmed facilities, hospital association says - News Summed Up

Utah hospitals could start rationing health care at overwhelmed facilities, hospital association says


(CNN) Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient's age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught of Covid-19 cases. Gary Herbert with a list of "criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units," The Salt Lake Tribune reported. They told Herbert that they'd need to put the criteria in place if the coronavirus trend continues, Greg Bell, president of the Utah Hospital Association, told the Tribune. To triage care, the proposal would take into account a patient's age, health, situation and ability to survive, Bell told CNN affiliate KUTV on Sunday night. "At the end of the day, some senior person, versus some healthy young person, probably would not get the nod," Bell said.


Source: CNN October 26, 2020 15:33 UTC



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