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End of life care in intensive care units

End of life care in intensive care units
Histogram showing the relative proportions of different types of end of life care of 5910 patients in 131 intensive care units. Less than one-half of all deaths were preceded by full resuscitative efforts.
Reprinted with permission of: the American Thoracic Society. Copyright © 1998 American Thoracic Society. Prendergast TJ, Claessens MT, Luce JM, 1998, A national survey of end-of-life care for critically ill patients, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Volume 158, Pages 1163-7. Official journal of the American Thoracic Society.
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