Forgoing life-sustaining treatments in children: a comparison between Northern and Southern European pediatric intensive care units.

@article{Devictor2004ForgoingLT,
  title={Forgoing life-sustaining treatments in children: a comparison between Northern and Southern European pediatric intensive care units.},
  author={Denis J. Devictor and Duc Tinh Nguyen},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={211-5}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine how the decision-making process to forgo life support differs between southern and northern European pediatric intensive care units. DESIGN Multiple-center, prospective study. SETTING Thirty-nine pediatric intensive care units: 12 from northern Europe and 27 from southern Europe. PATIENTS All consecutive deaths were recorded over a 4-month period. Group 1 and group 2 included patients who died in northern and southern pediatric intensive… CONTINUE READING

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