Doctors missing consciousness in vegetative patients

 作者:巫仲     |      日期:2019-03-08 01:02:03
By Celeste Biever AS MANY as 40 per cent of patients diagnosed as being in a vegetative state may in fact have some level of awareness. A test designed to discern subtle signs of consciousness could, if used routinely, change the treatment many patients receive. At worst, such misdiagnoses could influence the decision to allow a patient to die. They may also be depriving patients of measures that make them more comfortable,