The Low Frequency of Futility in an Adult Intensive Care Unit Setting
Neal, Ryan C.
Brody, Baruch A.
Archives of Internal Medicine. 1996 Jan 8; 156(1): 100-104.
Adults; Aids; Allowing to Die; Biomedical Technologies; Cancer; Critically Ill; Coma; Economics; Evaluation; Evaluation Studies; Futility; Hospitals; Intensive Care Units; Life; Mortality; Patient Discharge; Persistent Vegetative State; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Public Hospitals; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; Statistics; Terminally Ill; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome; Withholding Treatment;
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Brody, Baruch A.; Halevy, Amir (1995-04)This paper distinguishes four major types of futility (physiological, imminent demise, lethal condition, and qualitative) that have been advocated in the literature either in a patient dependent or a patient independent fashion. ...