BMC Medical Ethics 15 (1):21 (2014)

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Most studies have examined the outcomes of patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a life-sustaining treatment. It is unclear whether significant social events are associated with the use of life-sustaining treatment. This study aimed to compare the trend of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in Taiwan with that in the world, and to examine the influence of significant social events on the trend of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in Taiwan
Keywords Life-sustaining treatment  Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation  Media  Trend
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-21
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