Code Status Orders and Goals of Care in the Medical ICU
Gehlbach, Thomas G
Shinkunas, Laura A
Forman-Hoffman, Valerie L
Thomas, Karl W
Schmidt, Gregory A
Kaldjian, Lauris C
Chest 2011 Apr; 139(4): 802-9
Decisions about CPR in the medical ICU (MICU) are important. However, discussions about CPR (code status discussions) can be challenging and may be incomplete if they do not address goals of care.
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