An interesting article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last month looks at how decisions are made about who will be treated during pandemics or when intensive-care resources are limited.
Can rationing possibly be rational?
The article notes that provincial protocols exclude people with developmental disability or certain chronic conditions from accessing a ventilator during a flu pandemic. We've written before about similar U.S. protocols.
Ontario is developing new critical care triage guidelines we'll want to follow over the next few months. Louise