Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Third of dying hospital patients in Canada marked to receive CPR against their wishes, Canadian study says | National Post

"More than a third of elderly, gravely ill hospital patients are tagged to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation even though they don’t want the painful and usually futile measure, concludes a new Canadian study.

The authors call the unwanted orders for CPR on the sickest patients a type of medical error, and say it’s the result of a communications breakdown hospitals need to confront."



Third of dying hospital patients marked to receive CPR against their wishes, Canadian study says | National Post

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