How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care workers are dreading the prospect of having to decide who to treat first as U.S. hospitals brace for a surge in coronavirus patients who need ventilators and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply. That has meant dusting off playbooks they’ve never before had to implement on how to fairly ration limited resources in emergencies. The Society for Critical Care Medicine says as many as 900,000 coronavirus patients in the U.S. could need ventilators during the outbreak. Yet the group estimates the country has only 200,000, many of which are being used by other patients.