futile medical intervention

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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Incorrect diagnosis led to futile medical interventions: 16 percent had surgery, 33 percent did not receive the appropriate treatment, and 10 percent were given psychological care on the assumption that the symptoms were psychological; (4)