Odds of reversing ICU patients’ prior preferences to forgo life-sustaining therapies vary widely across the U.S.

30 marzo 2015

Intensive care units across the United States vary widely in how they manage the care of patients who have set preexisting limits on life-sustaining therapies, such as authorizing do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and prohibiting interventions such as feeding tubes or dialysis, according to new research.