To assess changes in the terminal care of critically ill patients before and after the institution of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order policies, and policies on the care of the hopelessly ill.
Retrospective chart review that comprises the following groups:
82 consecutive deaths from 1981 to 1982, representing our older practice pattern of frequent utilization of terminal resuscitative efforts (group A);
37 consecutive death between June and December 1987, the 6-month period immediately preceding the adoption of the DNR policy (group B);
and 61 consecutive deaths in calendar year 1988 after the DNR policy went into effect (group C).
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Pronostic, Prise décision, Ethique, Soin intensif, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Prognosis, Decision making, Ethics, Intensive care, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0010254
Code Inist : 002B27B01. Création : 199406.