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New tool makes good decisions for incapacitated patients

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7594.608-b (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:608

When patients can't make their own treatment decisions, a surrogate can be asked to make decisions for them. Surrogates are usually close family members who know and love the patient, so it makes sense for them to step …

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