“Under the [proposed rationing] criteria, patients who are getting worse despite receiving intensive care would be moved out first. If two patients' conditions are equal, the young get priority over the old, since older patients are more likely to die.”
Horrific to see this playing out again. “With new coronavirus cases shattering records on a daily basis, Utah’s hospitals are expected to begin rationing care in a week or two. That’s the prediction of Greg Bell, president of the Utah Hospital Association”
This is horrifying. “Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs”
“But one of the defining features of intensive care is access to doctors and nurses with specialty training — and opening new beds does not mean those health care workers can staff them.”
HORRIFYING—Utah hospitals so overcrowded—soon starting rationing of ICUs. “patients getting worse despite ICU would be moved out first. In event 2 patients' conditions are equal, young gets priority over old, since older patients likely to die.” #COVID19
This is NOT ok. It is maddening that we are planning to ration care in Utah. Unacceptable. We must do EVERYTHING we can to slow #COVID spread. No excuses. #MaskUpUtah #PhysicalDistancing
Greg Bell, president of , said it’s now all but inevitable that hospitals will need to enact their triage protocols, known as “crisis standards of care.”
This is where we are Utah. This was preventable. There are actions that can lessen the blow like all the parents at soccer games I saw yesterday without masks. It’s time for our leaders to ACT. We are better than this. #MaskUpUtah
it's October 2020, we've known how to contain this virus for at least 6 months, and yet doctors in Utah are going to have to start deciding who lives and who dies in the wealthiest country on earth
We did know this was coming.
Listen up, Washington: Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs. Working together, we can avoid this. Stop the spread.
Deeply disturbing. A proven approach when facing hospital overload would be policies to reduce community transmission. Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs - The Salt Lake Tribune
Remember when they said Obama death panels would decide whether to kill your grandmother? Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via
“State officials confirmed they are bracing for ICU overload this week.”
“... administrators of the state’s hospitals confronted Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday with a grim list: Criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units.”
The spread has put >42,000 people in the hospital with some places, like Utah, having to ration care
Utah hospitals to start rationing care. This is what happens when we “won’t control the pandemic” as says. Utah deserves better than #utpol
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs - The Salt Lake Tribune
shit is hitting the fan
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via This sad prospect of triage in times of plague is discussed in #ApollosArrow
“Now daily case counts [in Utah] are not just rising to new heights every day; they’re obliterating past records. Friday’s increase of 1,960 new cases was more than 27% higher than the previous record of 1,543.” 🥺🥺🥺🥺
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via
I've spent the majority my career in globally resource-limited settings where we've had to do things like shuffle patients on & off too-few ventilators to try to get them all through the night There is no reason this should be happening in the US
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record # of #coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via . This is happening in multiple US cities. Act immediately. Overflow places the entire nation at risk with nowhere left to send patients. #COVID19
Great wake-up call from and : Utah hospitals are at their limits and the worst is yet to come. "We’re going to overwhelm the hospitals. Now it’s not a question of ‘if,’ it’s a question of how do we handle it?” #utpol
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of #COVID19 patients flood their ICUs, via
Utah anticipating rationing care as covid overwhelms. What is trump talking about in the face of this predicted surge that even his veep's staff is falling prey to. Terrible irony. Rationing care? .... a direct path to moral suffering. Vote!
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs - The Salt Lake Tribune
I'm simultaneously proud of calm, efficient way ramps up ICU capacity & maintains access to care, while flabbergasted it was allowed to come to this. #MaskUp 😷😷 #PublicHealth #BeSafe
Let us be perfectly clear about what this means: doctors have to make HORRIFIC decisions. WEAR A MASK. With coronavirus cases shattering records, Utah’s hospitals say rationing care will start in next two weeks, via
This could happen in Maine, too. Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs #mepolitics
I call this shock and ugh! 😬 "We’re months into this pandemic, and it still hasn’t lost the capacity to shock." by #covid19 #maskup #medtwitter
This is what the “herd immunity” approach looks like. Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs - The Salt Lake Tribune
Thank god we don't have socialized medicine that results in rationing of care!
Some healthcare systems in the US about to be stretched beyond capacity due to #COVID19. This results in (preventable) deaths from covid & non-covid medical issues - emphasizing importance of curbing community spread. Texas: Utah:
I was in rural Utah a month ago and people were eating indoors in crowded restaurants with no masks.
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs
Keeping schools closed has public health consequences (via: )
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via
Sounds like Death Panels: Under the (rationing) criteria, patients getting worse despite receiving intensive care would be moved out first. If two patients' conditions are equal, the young get priority over the old, since older ppl are more likely to die.
“Under the criteria, which would require (Utah Gov.) Herbert’s approval, patients who are getting worse despite receiving intensive care would be moved out first. In the event that two patients' conditions are equal, the young get priority over the old.”
Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs