"Do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders in the perioperative period--a comparison of the perspectives of anesthesiologists, internists, and surgeons.

@article{Clemency1994DoNR,
  title={"Do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders in the perioperative period--a comparison of the perspectives of anesthesiologists, internists, and surgeons.},
  author={M V Clemency and Nancy J. Thompson},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={651-8}
}
The purpose of this descriptive study is to compare and contrast the experience, perceptions, and opinions of practicing anesthesiologists, internists, and surgeons regarding "do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders in the perioperative period. A questionnaire was mailed to 600 internists and 600 surgeons. Responses from these two groups were analyzed and compared with the results of a previously reported survey of 420 anesthesiologists. One hundred ninety-two of 570 (34%) and 199/584 (34… CONTINUE READING