What does the word futility mean?
The absence of a useful purpose or useful result in a diagnostic procedure or therapeutic intervention. The situation of a patient whose condition will not be improved by treatment or instances in which treatment preserves permanent unconsciousness or cannot end dependence on intensive medical care. ( From Ann Intern Med 1990 Jun 15; 112( 12): 949)
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