Title

Covid-19 Crisis Triage — Optimizing Health Outcomes and Disability Rights

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-19-2020

DOI

10.1056/NEJMp2008300

Abstract

On March 28, 2020, the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened investigations into recently released critical care crisis triage protocols. Disability rights advocates are urging Congress to prohibit crisis triage based on “anticipated or demonstrated resource-intensity needs, the relative survival probabilities of patients deemed likely to benefit from medical treatment, and assessments of pre- or post-treatment quality of life.”

Publication Citation

New England Journal of Medicine, published online May 19, 2020, 1-3.

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