In this issue of JAMA, contributors to the World Brain Death Project present an international consensus report on criteria for the diagnosis of brain death, or determination of death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC).1 The report addresses inconsistencies in clinical guidelines across different countries and focuses attention on the need for better education and certification of clinicians who are authorized to make this clinical diagnosis.
Truog RD, Krishnamurthy K, Tasker RC. Brain Death—Moving Beyond Consistency in the Diagnostic Criteria. JAMA. 2020;324(11):1045–1047. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11665
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