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Medical staff need guidance on life or death triage decision as Ontario ICUs fill up: experts

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COVID-19 patients, the province has yet to finalize a plan on who should get life-saving care when health resources are limited.The latest COVID-19 projections show the province’s ICUs could reach “gridlock” by mid-to-late February.At that point, health-care workers will have to decide who gets an ICU bed and who doesn’t – a practice known as critical care triage.

It’s a heart-wrenching decision doctors in a number of countries with hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients have had to make.

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