Medicine And Books

Critical Care: Standards and Ethics

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.889a (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:889
  1. JIGEESHU DIVATIA,
  2. DAVID BIHARI

    Ed J Tinker, D R G Browne, W Sibbald Arnold, £85 ISBN 0 340 55424 X

    Although drawing up standards in critical care medicine is difficult, the authors of this book might have analysed the status quo more critically and provided evidence for or against the recommended current practice—that is, to adopt an evidence based approach. Sadly, the book is patchy.

    Most of the chapters in the section on “technological provision” seem to have been written as a primer on critical care yet still contain errors—for example, a dose of …

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