Futile treatments in intensive care units.

Abstract

The provision of treatments that are perceived to be futile is amajorproblemin the intensivecareunit (ICU), leading toburdens forpatientsand families, aswell asmoraldistress for caregivers. In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Huynh and colleagues1 report on the perceptions of intensive care physicians about treatmentperceived tobe futile in 5 intensive… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7098

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