Association between education in EOL care and variability in EOL practice: a survey of ICU physicians

@article{Forte2011AssociationBE,
  title={Association between education in EOL care and variability in EOL practice: a survey of ICU physicians},
  author={Daniel Neves Forte and Jean Louis Vincent and Irineu Tadeu Velasco and Marcelo Park},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={404-412}
}
PurposeThis study investigated the association between physician education in EOL and variability in EOL practice, as well as the differences between beliefs and practices regarding EOL in the ICU.MethodsPhysicians from 11 ICUs at a university hospital completed a survey presenting a patient in a vegetative state with no family or advance directives. Questions addressed approaches to EOL care, as well physicians’ personal, professional and EOL educational characteristics.ResultsThe response… 
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