Letters The death of DNR

Treatment escalation plans

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2020 (Published 20 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2020
  1. Michael H Mercer, consultant in critical care1
  1. 1Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7AA
  1. michael.mercer{at}nhs.net

    Allow natural death (AND) seems hopelessly vague and negative.1 Since 2006 at this hospital we have replaced the do not resuscitate (DNR) process with treatment escalation plans. …

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