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  1. I. M. Balfour-Lynn & R. C. Tasker (1996). At the Coalface--Medical Ethics in Practice. Futility and Death in Paediatric Medical Intensive Care. Journal of Medical Ethics 22 (5):279-281.score: 870.0
    We have conducted a retrospective study of deaths on a paediatric medical intensive care unit over a two-year period and reviewed similar series from outside the UK. There were 89 deaths out of 651 admission (13.7% mortality). In almost two-thirds of the cases death occurred with a decision to limit medical treatment or withdraw mechanical ventilation, implying that additional or further therapy was considered futile. We highlight this as a crucially important issue in the practice of intensive care. More comprehensive (...)
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