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2020 Nov 19

BMC Med Ethics



Intensive and pharmacological care in times of COVID-19: A “special ethics” for emergency?


Marinelli E, Busardò F P, Zaami S
BMC Med Ethics. 2020 Nov 19; 21(1):117.
PMID: 33213445.


The Authors have laid out an analysis of Italian COVID-19 confirmed data and fatality rates, pointing out how a dearth of health care resources in northern regions has resulted in hard, ethically challenging decisions in terms of granting patient access to intensive care units (ICU).