Please do not resuscitate: Solution is flawed

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7541.608 (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:608

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Claud Regnard, consultant in palliative care medicine (claudregnard@stoswaldsuk.org)
  1. St Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1EE

    EDITOR—Conroy et al offer a challenging solution to advance decisions on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but the basis for that solution is fundamentally flawed.1

    They start from the premise that all institutions should provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation unless an overt decision has been made to the contrary.2 3 This is a common position in most UK NHS trusts, but there is …

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