Education And Debate

Commentary: Little real choice

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:155
  1. Hugh Newton-John, staff physiciana
  1. aLatrobe Regional Hospital, Moe, Victoria, Australia 3825

    Home care of the long term mechanically ventilated patient is not new.1 Few hospital based teams, however, would be sufficiently innovative to embark on such a venture without previous experience. In the case of this child such was apparently the case, and a most satisfactory outcome resulted.

    Two questions can reasonably be asked about the child's management. Firstly, how could the process of discharge from hospital to home have …

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