The frequency and cost of treatment perceived to be futile in critical care.

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JAMA internal medicine, ISSN: 2168-6114, Vol: 173, Issue: 20, Page: 1887-94

Publication Year:
2013
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https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/1033; https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/3717
PMID:
24018712
DOI:
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10261
Author(s):
Huynh, Thanh N; Kleerup, Eric C; Wiley, Joshua F; Savitsky, Terrance D; Guse, Diana; Garber, Bryan J; Wenger, Neil S
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American Medical Association (AMA)
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article description
Physicians often perceive as futile intensive care interventions that prolong life without achieving an effect that the patient can appreciate as a benefit. The prevalence and cost of critical care perceived to be futile have not been prospectively quantified.