Withholding Versus Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment: Patient Factors and Documentation Associated With Dialysis Decisions
Wenger, Neil S.
Oye, Robert K.
Teno, Joan M.
Phillips, Russell S.
Desbiens, Norman A.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2000 May; 48(5) Supplement: S75-S83
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Factors Associated With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Patients' Preferences, Prognoses, and Physicians' Judgments Hakim, Rosemarie B.; Teno, Joan M.; Harrell, Frank E.; Knaus, William A.; Wenger, Neil; Phillips, Russell S.; Layde, Peter; Califf, Robert; Connors, Alfred F.; Lynn, Joanne (1996-08-15)BACKGROUND: Medical treatment decisions should be based on the preferences of informed patients or their proxies and on the expected outcomes of treatment. Because seriously ill patients are at risk for cardiac arrest, examination ...