Perioperative morbidity and mortality of cardiothoracic surgery in patients with a do-not-resuscitate order

@inproceedings{Maxwell2014PerioperativeMA,
  title={Perioperative morbidity and mortality of cardiothoracic surgery in patients with a do-not-resuscitate order},
  author={Bryan G. Maxwell and Robert L. Lobato and Molly B. Cason and J Karen Wong},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2014}
}
Background. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often active in patients with multiple comorbidities and a short natural life expectancy, but limited information exists as to how often these patients undergo high-risk operations and of the perioperative outcomes in this population. Methods. Using comprehensive inpatient administrative data from the Public Discharge Data file (years 2005 through 2010) of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which includes a… CONTINUE READING
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