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Health care leaders develop plan for Nebraska’s hospitals potentially becoming overwhelmed – Lincoln Journal Star

The plan calls for making decisions based on patients’ likelihood of surviving their current illness, as well as their likelihood of living at least another year….

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State Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha, who chairs the Legislatures Health and Human Services Committee, described the plan as guidance when there are no good options.
The plan calls for making decisions based on patients likelihood of surviving their current illness, as well as their likelihood of living at least another year. Triage teams would measure survival chances using a system that assigns points for the number and severity of organ failures, with some adjustments for people with chronic medical…

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