Racial variation in the use of do-not-resuscitate orders

@article{Shepardson1999RacialVI,
  title={Racial variation in the use of do-not-resuscitate orders},
  author={Laura B Shepardson and Howard S. Gordon and Said Ahmed Ibrahim and Dwain L. Harper and Gary E. Rosenthal},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={15-20}
}
OBJECTIVE: To compare the use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in African-American and white patients using a large, multisite, community-based sample.MEASUREMENTS: Our sample included 90,821 consecutive admissions to 30 hospitals in a large metropolitan region with six nonsurgical conditions from 1993 through 1995. Demographic and clinical data were abstracted from medical records. Admission severity of illness was measured using multivariate risk-adjustment models with excellent… CONTINUE READING

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