The appropriate role of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the hospital continues to be a topic of interest to physicians and patients alike.
The use of do not resuscitate (DNR) orders reflects a growing expression of autonomy by patients to refuse medical treatment, and also a growing recognition of its futility in many circumstances by physicians.
Although it has been suggested that wider use of advance directives will lead to a reduction in health care costs near the end of life, little empiric data exist to support this prediction.
This study was designed to ascertain the rates of DNR orders and their associated costs.
A retrospective chart review was conducted on the hospital records of 852 of 953 hospital deaths that occurred in a referral hospital.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Economie santé, Homme, Mort, Milieu hospitalier, Prise décision, Analyse coût efficacité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Health economy, Human, Death, Hospital environment, Decision making, Cost efficiency analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0532847
Code Inist : 002B27B15. Création : 199406.