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Israeli Position Paper: Triage Decisions for Severely Ill Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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      The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic created the need for triaging scarce life-saving resources, raising medical, ethical, social, legal, and religious dilemmas. Despite the fact that some countries have used age to triage patients during the pandemic,[3] the Commission noted that chronological age is not a legitimate stand-alone criterion for triaging scarce resources and should only be considered as part of the combination of risk factors. Limiting the treatment of a patient whose condition is deteriorating despite ICU treatment or ventilator therapy can free scarce resources to patients more likely to benefit. [Extracted from the article]