Outcomes of skilled cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a long-term-care facility: futile therapy?

@article{Awoke1992OutcomesOS,
  title={Outcomes of skilled cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a long-term-care facility: futile therapy?},
  author={Sissay Awoke and Charles P. Mouton and Marian A Parrott},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1992},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={593-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed by in-house physicians is effective for long-term-care residents. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Long-term-care facility with an intermediate care unit, skilled care unit, and a convalescent and assessment unit at a retirement community for veterans. PARTICIPANTS All residents resuscitated from April 1987 to August 1990. All participants were male. The mean age was 75 years +/- 7.3 (range 42-93 years). MAIN… CONTINUE READING

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