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Forgoing Treatment at the End of Life in 6 European Countries.

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  • Georg; Bosshard
  • Tore; Nilstun
  • Johan; Bilsen
  • Michael; Norup
  • Guido; Miccinesi
  • Johannes J. M. van Delden
  • Karin; Faisst
  • Agnes van der Heide
  • . for the European End-of-Life (EURELD) Consortium
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>28/02/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>JAMA Internal Medicine
Issue number4
Volume165
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)401-407
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Modern medicine provides unprecedented opportunities in diagnostics and treatment. However, in some situations at the end of a patient’s life, many physicians refrain from using all possible measures to prolong life. We studied the incidence of different types of treatment withheld or withdrawn in 6 European countries and analyzed the main background characteristics.