Prevalence of patients with do-not-resuscitate status on acute geriatric wards in Flanders, Belgium.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, Volume 62, Issue 4, p.395-9 (2007)
Keywords:Belgium, Decision Making, Female, Geriatrics, Hospital Units, Hospitals, Humans, Male, Organizational Policy, Questionnaires, Resuscitation Orders, Retrospective Studies
Elderly hospitalized patients have low survival rates after cardiopulmonary resuscitation, especially in the long term. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status on acute geriatric wards and the characteristics of the preceding decision-making process.