What is Ventilator triage? New York medics brace for uneasy task of playing God

What is Ventilator triage? New York medics brace for uneasy task of playing God

Ibtimes·2020-03-26 16:51

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Medical resources are stretched thin in megacities so much so that the healthcare administrators are faced with the uneasy task of giving preferential treatment to patients who have higher chances of recovery. And this is not as simple as it sounds - it's a morally challenging task that involves the decision to deny life-saving equipment to some patients on the death bed. The 'Ventilator Triage' issue the authorities and health experts in New York are discussing is a case in point.

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