Despite mechanical ventilation's widespread use, there is scant literature to guide the management of patients receiving mechanical ventilatory assistance who are forgoing life-sustaining treatment.
This survey was conducted to characterize physician treatment of such patients.
Surveys were mailed to 513 randomly selected critical care physicians and returned by 308 (60 percent) ; 273 respondents were involved in ventilator management ; all others were excluded.
Forty percent of respondents were internists, 28 percent were surgeons, 16 percent were pediatricians, and 11 percent were anesthesiologists ; 85 percent of physicians were board eligible/certified in a critical care subspecialty.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Ventilation artificielle, Ethique, Arrêt traitement, Relation médecin malade, Traitement, Homme, Réanimation respiratoire, Réanimation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Artificial ventilation, Ethics, Withdrawal, Physician patient relation, Treatment, Human, Respiratory intensive care, Resuscitation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0682453
Code Inist : 002B27B02. Création : 09/06/1995.