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July 1, 2020

Swamped Arizona Hospitals To Begin Triaging Patients

Filed under: Death, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 13:13

Swamped Arizona Hospitals To Begin Triaging Patients

Arizona Central reports:

Arizona’s state health director on Monday declared that hospitals could activate “crisis care standards” that guide the allocation of scarce resources to patients based on factors such as their likelihood for survival.

The announcement by Dr. Cara Christ, the Arizona Department of Health Services director, immediately was met with criticism by advocates for people with disabilities who say the state’s current Crisis Standards of Care could result in discriminatory denial of life-saving health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activating crisis standards of care would, among other things, protect hospitals from legal liability for triaging patients, according to a set of guidelines that take into account a person’s likelihood of survival, the extent of their sickness and other factors.

Axios reports:

A petition from medical providers, signed by more than 1,100 people, asked state leaders to “utilize crisis care standards” because they say they are working under “a huge strain on an already stressed hospital system.”

The petition, which also calls for the stay-at-home order that expired in May to be reinstated, notes the Crisis Standards of Care Plan (CSC) is “something that most of us, when choosing our career, thought we would never be doing,” noting it was usually only implemented in extreme situations in the U.S., such as terrorist attacks.”

Arizona hospitals asked the state health department last Friday to formally activate the CSC. An Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association spokesperson told 12 News, “Moving to crisis standards of care will allow consideration of regulatory waivers as well as additional liability protections.”

More at the link above.   They squandered the shut down, and now refuse to admit opening up too soon is going to kill people.    Hugs

7 Comments »

  1. Hell, why not make it Fun, FUN, FUN! by having “Bingo Games,” and lotteries, crap shoots and musical chairs. Any and all games that thrive on the process of elimination should be sought out and put into use. Make it like “Survivor,” and televise it, or like those weird “challenge games,” somebody might as well make a few bux on the deal…

    Liked by 3 people

    Comment by Dennis Cole — July 1, 2020 @ 15:45

  2. I hope this ensures that AZ will have a Democratic governor next term.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by Death of Democracy — July 1, 2020 @ 19:45

    • Hello Death of Democracy. We can only hope that a lot of states will turn on their governors who wanted to please tRump and let the citizens get sick and die to do it. They say AZ is already turning blue and this could push it completely that way. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — July 4, 2020 @ 07:18

      • I’m encouraged by Biden’s leads in key states. I just hope people don’t get complacent!

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by Death of Democracy — July 4, 2020 @ 20:49

        • Hello Death of Democracy. I agree. I think tRump really is trying to drive up passion in his rabid base, and he will get worse. The worse the polls look the more divisive and the more he will beat the drum of culture wars. He will give his cult the victimhood they crave as they pretend they are the oppressed and harmed ones. He will rally on that the left is trying to take freedoms and rights away, ban their religion, force them to become immoral, and violate their children. Only he can save them, the messiah sent by their god to keep the nation Christian and prevent the muslim take over. Or such nonsense his cult believe. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — July 6, 2020 @ 07:11


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