Decisions to Limit Life-Sustaining Treatment for Critically Ill Patients Who Lack Both Decision-Making Capacity and Surrogate Decision-Makers
White, Douglas B.
Curtis, J. Randall
Luce, John M.
Critical Care Medicine 2006 August; 34(8): 2053-2059
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White, Douglas B.; Curtis, J. Randall; Wolf, Leslie E.; Prendergast, Thomas J.; Taichman, Darren B.; Kuniyoshi, Gary; Acerra, Frank; Lo, Bernard; Luce, John M. (2007-07-03)Background: Physicians in intensive care units have withdrawn life support in incapacitated patients who lack surrogate decision makers and advance directives, yet little is known about how often this occurs or under what ...