A gurney in a hallway next to a shelf.
Medical agencies and associations are concerned about these failings. Credit: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Investigation: doctors make sloppy decisions when denying life-saving care

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When it comes to deciding whether a patient should get life-saving care, doctors in Sweden aren't following their own rules, according to an investigation by Swedish Radio.

It found doctors failing to explain in writing why seriously ill patients shouldn't be saved, or that they mixed up paperwork so that a healthy patient is given a do-not-resuscitate order.

Radio Sweden spoke with Emelie Rosén, one of the reporters behind the investigative story. She said medical agencies and associations are concerned about these failings, and are calling on doctors to follow the routines in place.

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