Palliative medicine consultation impacts DNR designation and length of stay for terminal medical MICU patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a palliative medicine consultation on medical intensive care unit (MICU) and hospital length of stay, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) designation, and location of death for MICU patients who died during hospitalization. METHOD A comparison of two retrospective cohorts in a 17-bed MICU in a tertiary… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1478951511000423

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