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.
Greer DM, Varelas PN, Wijdicks EFM. American Academy of Neurology Guidelines and the Neurologic Determination of Death—Reply. JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(6):761. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0431