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Doctors decide who lives or dies in a pandemic???

Interesting news item this morning.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080505/...tioning_care_3


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Re: Doctors decide who lives or dies in a pandemic???

yup... tough call... especially for those who have taken the oath. yeah, some folks follow their "word"...

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post #3 of 3 Old May 5th, 2008, 11:56 am
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Re: Doctors decide who lives or dies in a pandemic???

This sort of thing has been going on for the entire history of medical care. It's called "Triage". Prioritize patients according to "odds of survival".

I'd hate to be the one making the call...

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