Intensivists are becoming gatekeepers to intensive care

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7391.713/b (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:713
  1. Michael J O'Leary, staff specialist in intensive care (m.oleary@unsw.edu.au)
  1. Sydney, New South Wales 2217, Australia

    EDITOR—Way et al present a brief overview of the major topic of end of life care in intensive care units.1 The main impact of this review might be to bring the issue to the attention of the general medical community, which may be unaware of the mode of death of most patients in intensive care.

    Two interlinked issues were not covered by Way et al. The first is …

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