As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment
a point system calculating a patient’s likelihood to benefit from ICU care, based on two considerations: 1) saving the most lives and 2) saving the most life-years.The lower the patient scores, the higher their prioritization for care. In the system’s eight-point scale, the first four points illustrate the patient’s likelihood to survive hospitalization, and the last four points assess whether, assuming they survive hospitalization, they have medical conditions associated with a life expectancy of less than one year or less than five years.
For the science behind the scoring system read this executive summary
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In Germany (where I am now) the official (!) text is that age does not matter, only chance.