Resuscitation and patients' views

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6966.1442b (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1442
  1. J A Wall,
  2. R N Palmer
  1. Chief executive, Medical Defence Union, London W1N 2EA
  2. Secretary and medical director, Medical Protection Society, London W1N 6DE.

    EDITOR,—N J Dudley suggests that the Medical Defence Union and the Medical Protection Society should re-evaluate their advice on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and expresses the view that our advice is “both ill considered and … incorrect.”1 If our advice had been quoted correctly we would accept his objection, but unfortunately it was not.

    It is understandable that the final paragraph of the …

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