Withdrawal of support in intracerebral hemorrhage may lead to self-fulfilling prophecies.

@article{Becker2001WithdrawalOS,
  title={Withdrawal of support in intracerebral hemorrhage may lead to self-fulfilling prophecies.},
  author={Kyra J. Becker and Alexander B Baxter and Wendy M M Cohen and H M Bybee and David L. Tirschwell and David W. Newell and H. Richard Winn and William T. Longstreth},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={766-72}
}
BACKGROUND Withdrawal of support in patients with severe brain injury invariably leads to death. Preconceived notions about futility of care in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may prompt withdrawal of support, and modeling outcome in patient populations in whom withdrawal of support occurs may lead to self-fulfilling prophecies. METHODS Subjects included consecutive patients with supratentorial ICH. Radiographic characteristics of the hemorrhage, clinical variables, and… CONTINUE READING
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