Montana’s Largest Hospital Close to Rationing Life-Saving Care
(Bloomberg) -- Montana’s largest hospital is considering crisis standards of care procedures that grant authority to decide who receives life-saving treatment, the Billings Gazette reported Wednesday.
Intensive care unit capacity at Billings Clinic is at 150% as Covid-19 rages, the newspaper said.
“If it comes to a point where we have to make those incredibly [difficult] life or death situations, we will have an objective team that will be available to provide council and make those decisions,” said Laurie Smith, chief nursing officer.
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