Medical futility

Futile medical care
Non-beneficial treatments
Journal article

Factors associated with non-beneficial treatments in end of life hospital admissions: a multicentre retrospective cohort study in Australia

This paper presents the first statistical modelling results to assess the factors associated with non-beneficial treatment (NBT) in hospital, beyond an intensive care setting. The findings highlight potential areas for intervention to reduce the likelihood of NBTs.
Journal article

What does “futility” mean? An empirical study of doctors’ perceptions

This article investigates how doctors define and use the terms “futility” and “futile treatment” in end-of-life care.

Rationing: the case of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

This lecture was filmed on 18 May 2015 as part of the public lecture series of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology. Topic: Rationing - The case of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the place of...