The Rationing of a Last-Resort Covid Treatment

While ventilator shortages have been largely averted in the U.S., this lifesaving therapy is scarce. How to choose which critically ill patients get it?

The Rationing Of A Last-Resort Covid Treatment

The New York Times – by Sheri Fink

During a surge of coronavirus cases at Houston Methodist Hospital last summer, a patient in his 40s on a ventilator was declining. There was one more option, a last-resort treatment that can mechanically substitute for badly damaged lungs.

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