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

David M. Greer, MD, MA1; Panayiotis N. Varelas, MD, PhD2; Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, MD, PhD3
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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.
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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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June 1, 2016
Mohamed Y. Rady, BChir, MB(Cantab), MA, MD(Cantab); Joseph L. Verheijde, PhD, MBA, PT
1Department of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(6):760-761. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0428.
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