Medical end-of-life decisions made for neonates and infants in the Netherlands.

@article{Heide1997MedicalED,
  title={Medical end-of-life decisions made for neonates and infants in the Netherlands.},
  author={Agnes van der Heide and Paul J. van der Maas and Gerrit van der Wal and C L de Graaff and J. van Kester and Louis A. A. Koll{\'e}e and Rob J. R. J. de Leeuw and Robert A. Holl},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1997},
  volume={350 9073},
  pages={251-5}
}
BACKGROUND Advances in neonatal intensive care have lowered the neonatal death rate. There are still some severely ill neonates and infants, however, for whom the application of all possible life-prolonging treatment modalities may be questioned. METHODS We did two studies in the Netherlands. In the first we sent questionnaires to physicians who had attended 338 consecutive deaths (August-November, 1995) within the first year of life (death-certificate study), and in the second we interviewed… CONTINUE READING