TITLE

End of life, year after year after year

AUTHOR(S)
Koch, Tom
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p868
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author focuses on the fact that certain medical predictions are not very accurate and can actually be the cause of a patient's death. However, in most cases the predictions made by clinicians are accurate. The author states that mostly older people with chronic diseases are the ones who contradicts medical predictions. According to medical predictions, medical care would have no effect on the patient, however it turns out that the patient dies because of lack of medical care.
ACCESSION #
45520231

 

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