Factors Affecting Neurosurgeons' Decisions to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatments After Traumatic Brain Injury

Bozkurt I., Umana G. E., Deora H., Wellington J., Karakoc E., Chaurasia B.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.159, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 159
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.12.056
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Decision-making, End of life, Traumatic brain injury, Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, WLST, WITHDRAWAL, PHYSICIANS, MANAGEMENT, CARE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a multifaceted condition that causes mortality and disability worldwide. Limited data are available on the factors associated with the decision for the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment (WLST) for patients with TBI. In the present study, we aimed to determine the risk factors and attitudes affecting neurosurgeons when deciding on WLST for patients with TBI using a multicenter survey.