From the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (CLS), Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DL), University of Liege, Liege, Belgium; Department of Anesthesiology (HHB), University Hospital of Glostrup, Glostrup, Denmark; Department of Anesthesiology (AL), Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark; Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care (EW), Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; The Hebrew University–Hadassah School of Public Health (MB), Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem; Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care (BR), Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland; Department of Anesthesiology (PS), Orebro University Hospital, Orebro and Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Anesthesiology (CW), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Department of Intensive Care (PM), Hospital Geral Santo Antonio, Porto, Portugal; Department of Medicine (LGT), VU Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Department of Anesthesiology (JSD), Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain.
Funded as part of the European Concerted Action project ETHICUS—“End of Life Decision Making and Life Ending Procedures in European Intensive Care Units” funded by the European Commission (contract PL 963733); in part by grant 4226 from the Chief Scientist's Office of the Ministry of Health, Israel; in part by OFES Switzerland (Biomed) 980271; in part by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine; and in part by the Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation. The authors are solely responsible for the publication; it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission, and the commission is not responsible for any use of the published data.
The authors have not disclosed any potential conflicts of interest.
Address requests for reprints to: Charles L. Sprung, MD, General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, P.O. Box 12000, Jerusalem, Israel 91120. E-mail: [email protected]