Early last month, the Italian Society of Anaesthesia was forced to publish the above guideline (1) for the country's hospitals. Besides the rising cases of infection, the doctors realised that patients required up to 15-20 days of intensive care as the disease progressed (2). In the face of medical resource scarcities, the guideline established that everyone could not be saved from the coronavirus. And a massive death toll ensued.

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Keywords Health care rationing, patient selection, health system resources, ethics, decision making.
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2020.049, hdl.handle.net/1765/127019
Journal Indian journal of medical ethics
Citation
Mahurkar, A. (Arnav). (2020). Ethics in the Covid-19 emergency: Examining rationing decisions. Indian journal of medical ethics, V(2), 168–169. doi:10.20529/IJME.2020.049