Survival after Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Providing an Evidence Base for Ethical Management of Do-not-resuscitate Orders.

@article{Kalkman2016SurvivalAP,
  title={Survival after Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Providing an Evidence Base for Ethical Management of Do-not-resuscitate Orders.},
  author={Shona Kalkman and Lotty Hooft and Johanne M Meijerman and Johannes T. A. Knape and Johannes J M van Delden},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={
          723-9
        }
}
Automatic suspension of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders during general anesthesia does not sufficiently address a patient's right to self-determination and is a practice still observed among anesthesiologists today. To provide an evidence base for ethical management of DNR orders during anesthesia and surgery, the authors performed a systematic review of the literature to quantify the survival after perioperative cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Results show that the probability of… CONTINUE READING
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