Study: U.S. hospitals lack a standard for determining brain death

01/18/2008 | MedPage Today (free registration)

U.S. hospitals do not use the same standard for establishing brain death, researchers found after conducting a survey of 41 hospitals. Various ancillary tests for brain death, including radionuclide scintigraphy, were performed in "many but not all" hospitals that participated in the survey.

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