285 Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Withdrawal of Life Support in Dying Pediatric Patients

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Purpose: For some critically ill children, resuscitation is not attempted when further therapy is judged inappropriate. Most pediatric deaths involve withdrawal of life support (WDS). Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders remain infrequent in children.Methods: From a sample of 120 in-patient pediatric deaths at an academic children's hospital, we abstracted… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-200508000-00314

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