unnecessary prolongation

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The unnecessary prolongation of this process can result in increased hospital costs and complications associated with it10.
The remarks were disproportionate to a challenge he had made over police expenditure and caused an unnecessary prolongation of the disagreement.
ON the subject of the Mental Capacity Bill, I agree wholeheartedly with Denise Robertson's view (December 21) that there is no need for the unnecessary prolongation of life and also her condemnation of Baroness Warnock.