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Figure 1.   Flowchart and Priority Tables for Emergencies with Limited Life-saving Therapies

*The degree of functioning should only be considered for short-term survival, especially for the disabled.

† An acute cardiac arrest or with significant brain damage.

Tie-breaking: Triage is based on saving the most lives considering acute and chronic illnesses. If there is still a tie, proceed based on medical considerations – use first come, first served.

ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists; FiO2, fraction of inspired oxygen; ICU, intensive care unit; ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

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Re-assess priority every 24h for patients waiting for ventilation or ICU admission.

Re-assess ICU patients at day 10–14 or in the event of significant worsening of the patient’s condition, consideration should be given to transferring the patient to a regular ward or restrict treatment.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2020 July; 11(3): e0019. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2020 July 31. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10411.