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Comment & Response
June 2016

American Academy of Neurology Guidelines and the Neurologic Determination of Death—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 2Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • 3Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(6):761. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0431

In Reply Rady and Verheijde appear to have missed the point of our article1 or otherwise have chosen to use it as a platform to criticize the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters (AANPPs). Our study was designed to look at variability of US hospital policies in comparison with the AANPPs, which are rather uniformly considered the standard document in the United States. Indeed, to our knowledge, there is no position statement from another US society, or any document from another country, that is used as an example to construct hospital policies in the United States.

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