Letters The death of DNR

The undesirability of acronyms

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2016 (Published 20 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2016
  1. Elizabeth L Combeer, SpR, anaesthesia1
  1. 1St George’s Hospital, London SW17 0QT
  1. elizabeth.combeer{at}btopenworld.com

    The statement “allow natural death” (AND) is much less clear than “do not resuscitate” (DNR).1 A term that needs defining before it may be used will …

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