Ambulance staff exercise discretion over resuscitation decision

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.877d (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:877
  1. P D Donnelly,
  2. C F M Weston
  1. Senior lecturer Centre for Applied Public Health Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF1 3NW
  2. Senior lecturer Department of Cardiology, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield WF1 4DQ

    EDITOR,--Andrew Marsden and colleagues are to be commended on their courage in tackling the complicated and controversial area of “futile” resuscitation in cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest.1 At the time of writing they would have been unaware of recently published data …

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