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  1. Do-not-resuscitate orders in intensive care units : current practices and recent changes.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives.-To describe the characteristics of patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and the frequency and timing of these orders in a representative sample of intensive care units (ICUs) and to compare practices from 1980 to 1990.

    Design.-Prospective inception cohort.

    Setting.-A total of 42 ICUs in 40 US hospitals with 200 or more beds; 26 randomly selected hospitals and 14 large, tertiary care hospitals that volunteered to be studied.

    Participants.-A consecutive sample of 17440 ICU admissions from 1988 to 1990.

    Measurements.-Patient demographic characteristics, comorbid conditions, disease, and physiological abnormalities.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Etude statistique, Unité soin intensif, Réanimation, Indication, Malade, Abandon traitement, Autodétermination, Acharnement thérapeutique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Statistical study, Intensive care unit, Resuscitation, Indication, Patient

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0093134

    Code Inist : 002B27C. Création : 199406.