Covid-19 Crisis Triage — Optimizing Health Outcomes and Disability Rights
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.”
New England Journal of Medicine, published online May 19, 2020, 1-3.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Solomon, Mildred Z.; Wynia, Matthew K.; and Gostin, Lawrence O., "Covid-19 Crisis Triage — Optimizing Health Outcomes and Disability Rights" (2020). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2274.