DNR orders at a tertiary care hospital--are they appropriate?

  title={DNR orders at a tertiary care hospital--are they appropriate?},
  author={Gabi Vetsch and Dominik E. Uehlinger and Regula M Zuercher-Zenklusen},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  volume={132 15-16},
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY There are no established recommendations in Switzerland on when, how and for what patients DNR orders should be written. Moreover, little is known about current attitudes, patients' preferences, patients' involvement in decision-making and the adequacy of such decisions. The study was conducted in a Swiss tertiary care hospital to investigate the epidemiology, manner of application and appropriateness of DNR orders. METHODS We performed retrospective chart review of all… CONTINUE READING


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