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I think it's really because they are putting people on life support because they can (in UK or NDL), rather than because there's any hope.
You would have to include numbers of patients dying in hospital without getting intensive care, to see this clearly.

It seems clear (from real-life narratives) that there are a lot of people, mostly elderly with pre-existing conditions, who are not going to survive even if they got onto life support much earlier. I suspect that in Norway, even given the small sample, they are making more rational clinical décisions in that respect.

This may change if an effective treatment turns up.


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by eurogreen on Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 at 10:57:43 AM EST
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