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Who should MDs let die in a pandemic? Report offers answers

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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 06:52 PM
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Who should MDs let die in a pandemic? Report offers answers


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CHICAGO - Doctors know some patients needing lifesaving care won't get it in a flu pandemic or other disaster. The gut-wrenching dilemma will be deciding who to let die.

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Now, an influential group of physicians has drafted a grimly specific list of recommendations for which patients wouldn't be treated. They include the very elderly, seriously hurt trauma victims, severely burned patients and those with severe dementia.
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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 06:52 PM
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I don't know..this is nothing that those on battlefield/emergency rooms don't deal with I guess.

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