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Factors Associated With Use of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Seriously Ill Hospitalized Adults
CONTEXT: The epidemiology of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders for hospitalized patients has been reported, but little is known about factors associated with the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). OBJECTIVE: To identify ...
Perceptions by Family Members of the Dying Experience of Older and Seriously Ill Patients
BACKGROUND: Alleviating the problems faced by dying persons and their families has drawn substantial public attention, but little is known about the experience of dying. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the experience of dying ...
Do Advance Directives Provide Instructions That Direct Care?
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the lack of effect of advance directives (ADs) on decision-making in SUPPORT might arise, in part, from the content of the actual documents. DESIGN: Advance directives placed in the medical ...