Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Unlucky for some

"A newly published study suggests that a lot of people who have been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state are not in one" according to this report in The Economist, July 23, 2009.

The study is Diagnostic accuracy of the vegetative and minimally conscious state: Clinical consensus versus standardized neurobehavioral assessment, by Caroline Schnakers, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Joseph Giacino, Manfredi Ventura, Melanie Boly, Steve Majerus, Gustave Moonen and Steven Laureys.

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