Frailty and old age do not in themselves constitute criteria for excluding patients from treatment

Frailty and old age do not in  themselves constitute criteria for excluding patients from treatment Health care workers wearing protective face masks react outside Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020, during a tribute to their co-worker Esteban, a male nurse who died of COVID-19. Photo: CNS
If it becomes necessary to treat some and not others, this must be based on defined criteria and not the personal discretion of doctors writes Martin M. Lintner   “I would never have thought I would have to experience the necessity of triage again in my life,” an older colleague who remembers well the grim…
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