Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsHeart Diseases · 2 months ago

What happens when a hospital runs out of ICU beds for new patients?

7 Answers

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    We make more.  We had to open up additional beds during the last surge.  The problem is not beds, it is nurses!  You can find all the floorspace and beds you need, but there are only so many critical care nurses.

    Our patients ended up stuck in the ER waiting for beds longer as well.  Our less critical patients stayed there until we got them "fixed" enough to downgrade them.

  • Fat Donnie lets them stay at the White House & Melanoma Tramp services their needs. 

  • 2 months ago

    It would be the most difficult situation.. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    People die.                         

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  • 2 months ago

    They have to choose randomly who gets the bed. It's a tough job.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The same thing that happens when the hotels are all out of rooms. You sleep in the parking lot in your car until they call the cops to tell you you’re not allowed to sleep in the parking lot. In America, if you want definite access to a hospital you need to build your own private hospital. And even then you’ll probably just end up like Michael Jackson. Capitalism is glorious. 

  • 2 months ago

    They prioritize those who need it most.

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