Coronavirus: Are ventilators the best option for critically ill patients?

Medical professionals are questioning whether ventilators are the best option for treating patients who are in a critical condition. Studies carried out in New York in the US and Wuhan in China suggest the current death rate associated with the support system is around 86-88%.

Now intensive care units in the UK are using sleep disorder machines to treat patients suffering from COVID-19. These provide patients with more gentle ventilation while allowing them to remain awake.

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