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Medical Futility Trend Seen in Neonatal Deaths
Date:7/5/2011

s also found that the use of CPR at death decreased.

"During the 10-year period, the primary mode of death in this regional referral neonatal intensive care unit was withdrawal of life-sustaining support," the researchers concluded. "Significant increase in withholding of care suggests improved recognition of medical futility and desire to provide a peaceful death."

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The Nemours Foundation has more about the NICU.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, July 4, 2011


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