Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Clinical Review

Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 24 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2586

Rapid Response:

Allow Natural Death?

Of course the authors aim to improve the outcome of intracerebral
haemorrahge which is "still extremely poor".

But what a huge list of investigations, including some dependent on
clearly uncertain prognosis! Are we exploiting technology to perform ante-

This is the context in which the need for increasingly specific
Advance Directives becomes clearer.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 August 2009
Ronald F Ingle
Retired GP
Sourth Africa 3626