Use of do-not-resuscitate orders in an intensive care setting.
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders have been espoused for the enhancement of patient autonomy, avoidance of futile medical intervention, and cost containment.
Outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the intensive care setting have been dismal, with few patients surviving to discharge.
This study compares patients who died in medical and surgical ICUs in a DNR status with those who died after attempted CPR.
Retrospective chart review of all patients who died in the medical and surgical ICU in a 2-year period.
Measurements and results
A total of 195 cases werereviewed during the specified time period; 108 patients had undergone attempted resuscitation, and 87 patients died in a DNR status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Homme, Age, Ethique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Human, Age, Ethics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0128651
Code Inist : 002B31. Création : 199406.