Regional and Institutional Variation in the Initiation of Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
Zingmond, David S.
Wenger, Neil S.
Archives of Internal Medicine 2005 August 8-22; 165(15): 1705- 1712
BACKGROUND: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are an important step in decision making about aggressiveness of care for patients in hospitals. The use of DNR orders is known to vary with patient characteristics, but few studies have investigated the role of hospital factors or of regional variation. We examined these influences on the use of early DNR orders (written
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