At the End of Life, Sometimes Less Is More
Archives of internal medicine 2011 Jul 11; 171(13): 1201
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Grudzen, Corita R; Koenig, William J; Hoffman, Jerome R; Boscardin, W John; Lorenz, Karl A; Asch, Steven M (2009-04)Forgoing resuscitation in prehospital cardiac arrest has previously required a written prehospital do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order. Some emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, including Los Angeles County (LAC), have ...
The LA Story: What Happened After a New Policy Allowing Paramedics to Forgo Resuscitation Attempts in Prehospital Cardiac Arrest Grudzen, Corita R; Hoffman, Jerome R; Koenig, William J; Boscardin, John; Lorenz, Karl A; Asch, Steven M (2010-06)BACKGROUND: Despite potential harm to patients, families, and emergency personnel, a low survival rate, and high costs and intensity of care, attempting resuscitation after prehospital cardiac arrest is the norm, unless ...