futile medical intervention

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A medical intervention that does not lead to improvement in the patient’s prognosis, comfort, well-being, or general state of health
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futile medical intervention

Futility care Terminal care A medical intervention that does not lead to improvement in the Pt's prognosis, comfort, well-being, or general state of health. See Medical futility, Terminal illness.
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Thaddeus Mason Pope, Memphis University law professor and an expert on medical futility care issues, calls the Manitoba statement an "admirable attempt to provide guidance." But he finds two things lacking: