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Italian coronavirus victims over 80 could be 'left to die' in drastic measures

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Italian victims aged over 80 may be denied intensive care under drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, according to reports.

A crisis management unit in Turin has prepared a document to determine which patients receive care.

The paper, put together by the civil protection department in the Piedmont, reads: "The criteria for access to intensive therapy in cases of emergency must include age of less than 80 or a score on the Charlson comorbidity Index (which indicates how many other medical conditions the patient has) of less than 5."

The plan measures a patient's ability to recover from the disease.
Source: Daily Star
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