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"If I had only known"--on choice and uncertainty in the ICU.

Authors
  • Raiten, Jesse M
  • Neuman, Mark D
Type
Published Article
Journal
New England Journal of Medicine
Publisher
New England Journal of Medicine
Publication Date
Nov 08, 2012
Volume
367
Issue
19
Pages
1779–1781
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1209698
PMID: 23134380
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

After receiving a ventricular assist device, a patient experiences months of advances and setbacks in the ICU. She's one of a new subcategory of ICU patients: the chronically critically ill. Their stories reveal shortcomings of common perspectives on medical decision making.

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