- Feb 11, 2017
Triage guidelines should absolutely take age into consideration. Logically, a younger patient has a better chance of survival. Ethically, we should be allocating limited resources to our youth.
Holy shit, if my grandparents were still alive, they'd be astonished, furious, and immensely disappointed that an older member of society would be any amount of convincing to step aside and let a younger person get treatment.
There we go we can now admit it.
Good job on that.
Now I want every hospital to post and update thier triage criteria online daily.
Full disclosure, hospitals should not be exempt from hiding the truth.