A pilot audit of the process of end-of-life decision-making in the intensive care unit.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Withdrawal of potentially life-prolonging treatments is a common procedure in most intensive care units. Until recently, quality improvement activities have been hampered by the absence of a clear sense of "best practice" in this complex area. OBJECTIVE This pilot audit addresses the feasibility of developing an end-of-life (EOL) decision… (More)

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