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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:23 PM

Arizona has devised scorecards to determine which coronavirus patients get saved

Mic.com
By Rafi Schwartz
July 1, 2020

Excerpt:

This week, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ announced that hospitals could begun applying "crisis care standards" to their patients, as the state experiences a massive surge in coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm medical care facilities. Those standards essentially dictate how hospitals should triage patients, based on factors like age, pre-existing conditions, and likelihood of recovery. They also protect hospitals from lawsuits stemming from this ranking system for patients. There's even a points system to help doctors keep track of which patients deserve which level of care.

Despite their genteel title, the standards are more or less the sort of nightmare scenario Palin and her ilk were screaming about in 2009. Only this time, they're being activated in no small part thanks to the feckless policies and general disregard for public safety that have permeated the GOP, from the Trump White House on down.

“Discrimination against people with disabilities, older people, and people of color were acceptable and widespread in the past, and such discrimination continues to happen today,” J.J. Rico, the CEO of Arizona Center for Disability Law, said in a press release responding to the newly enacted standards. “And just like with other civil rights laws, we need to be explicit in the crisis standards of care about protections to ensure discrimination does not happen here.”

In its crisis standards of care document, the Arizona Department of Health Services goes out of its way to assuage criticism that it could be applied unequally to different patients.


Read more: https://www.mic.com/p/arizona-has-devised-scorecards-to-determine-which-coronavirus-patients-get-saved-28784729




Text: Arizona is preparing to implement SCORECARDS to determine eligibility for receiving care in a COVID world with limited supplies.

The elderly & people with pre-existing conditions immediately fall into a lower category of priority due to life expectancy.



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Reply Arizona has devised scorecards to determine which coronavirus patients get saved (Original post)
Mike 03 Jul 2020 OP
Ilsa Jul 2020 #1
Voltaire2 Jul 2020 #2
SWBTATTReg Jul 2020 #3
chia Jul 2020 #6
orwell Jul 2020 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2020 #4
Frustratedlady Jul 2020 #5
secondwind Jul 2020 #7
soothsayer Jul 2020 #8
JDC Jul 2020 #13
Voltaire2 Jul 2020 #14
Binkie The Clown Jul 2020 #9
Wellstone ruled Jul 2020 #11
JDC Jul 2020 #12

Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:32 PM

1. I think republicans should be awarded the blue cards by default.

They implemented this crap. Let them try it on themselves.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:34 PM

2. That is standard triage practice.

This is exactly why we had to 'flatten the curve' three months ago, to avoid ending up triaging ICU patients. Now AZ is in the shitter and people are going to die because of the deliberate malfeasance of idiots like Doucy.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:51 PM

3. Ah, the so called death panels that ironically enough, the republicans howled about possibly ...

occurring when Obama Care / the ACA was being voted on/passed in Congress.

The republican death panels are here finally but under republican control (of course). This is a sneaky backdoor way that republicans are going to reduce the numbers of people that are on social security/medicare/etc. (they never before could get enough votes to reduce the spending on these programs, even though we paid for these benefits via every single paycheck).

The republicans stripped all government resources to the bone and then some (across all walks of government), and now because of their blind obedience to republican ideology as well as gross incompetence (let the private sector step in and take over!), the private sector is clearly unable to handle the magnitude of this crisis, hence the republican 'death panels'.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:05 PM

6. +1,000

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:31 PM

10. That's only for black presidents...

...the "right kind" of lawmakers get a pass...

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:52 PM

4. The brutal reality is, when medical resources are limited,

you can't treat everyone, and should first treat those you can most likely save.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:58 PM

5. The government came forth and helped out New York and others when they were swamped.

They should have put forth the effort in demanding quarantining, masks and distancing. Then, they wouldn't be so overwhelmed.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:07 PM

7. Makes my blood run cold....... unbelievable

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:07 PM

8. I'll ask again: field hospitals?

Where the hell are they

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:45 PM

13. They can only construct field jails in AZ

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:57 PM

14. Hard to do long term icu ventilation in a field hospital.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:25 PM

9. Cruel, or necessary?

I'm 75 and not very healthy and would score in the "throw away" category, but I still believe something like this is very necessary when resources can't keep up with demand. We have to be realistic, and realistically, we cannot save everyone. Cannot.

On edit: Would I give my place in line to one of my grand kids? Damn straight I would.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:24 PM

11. Doucey's Death Squads.

 

Never let the GOP forget this. Never.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:44 PM

12. Death panels.

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