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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 ...
Patient Age and Decisions to Withhold Life-Sustaining Treatments From Seriously Ill, Hospitalized Adults
BACKGROUND: Patient age may influence decisions to withhold life-sustaining treatments, independent of patients' preferences for or ability to benefit from such treatments. Controversy exists about the appropriateness of ...