Refusal to Treat
"Refusal to Treat" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Refusal to Treat".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Refusal to Treat".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Refusal to Treat" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Refusal to Treat" was a major or minor topic of these publication.