Are the GFRUP's Recommendations for Withholding or Withdrawing Treatments in Critically Ill Children Applicable? Results of a Two-Year Survey
Journal of Medical Ethics 2007 March; 33(3): 128-133
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate feasibility of the guidelines of the Groupe Francophone de Réanimation et Urgence Pédiatriques (French-speaking group of paediatric intensive and emergency care; GFRUP) for limitation of treatments in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN: A 2-year prospective survey. SETTING: A 12-bed PICU at the Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille, France. PATIENTS: Were included when limitation of treatments was expected. RESULTS: Of 967 children admitted, 55 were included with a 2-day median delay. They were younger than others (24 v 60 months), had a higher paediatric risk of mortality (PRISM) score (14 v 4), and a higher paediatric overall performance category (POPC) score at admission (2 v 1); all p
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