Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said a worst-case scenario would involve extremes never invoked, like rationing care among the coronavirus patients.
“It could lead to examining the probability of salvaging this patient and that patient,” he said. “It’s a little like in a battlefield. If somebody’s not going to make it, you make them comfortable as best you can.”
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In Italy, the virus overwhelmed the health care system in just three weeks. Such worst-case scenarios underscore the complex decisions that could face our health care system in the weeks and months ahead. “When hospitals become much more crowded, literally stretched beyond capacity, if I have a heart attack, will I be able to get care?