Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with covid-19?

Dave Archard, Arthur Caplan

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With services overburdened, healthcare professionals are having to decide who should receive treatment. Dave Archard says this is no excuse for wandering blindly into discrimination, but Arthur Caplan argues age is a valid criterion when supported by data
Original languageEnglish
Article numberm1509
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Issue number8242
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2020


  • Age Factors
  • Ageism
  • Betacoronavirus
  • Coronavirus Infections/therapy
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Health Priorities/ethics
  • Health Resources/ethics
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral/therapy
  • Survival Analysis


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