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How Should Treatment Decisions Be Made for Incapacitated Patients, and Why?

  • David I Shalowitz,
  • Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer,
  • David Wendler mail

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  • Published: March 13, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040035

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The authors declare that no competing interests exist with respect to this paper. The opinions expressed are the authors' own. They do not represent any position or policy of the United States National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, or Department of Health and Human Services.