DNR orders are tied to worse surgery outcomes, study finds

04/18/2011 | Reuters

Researchers found that almost 25% of patients with do-not-resuscitate orders died within a month of surgery -- a percentage almost three times higher compared with a control group -- although the outcomes varied based on surgery type. The study in the Archives of Surgery also found a higher number of complications, such as pneumonia and stroke, among those with DNR orders.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Associate Director, Compliance Business Partner I
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Senior Manager, Clinical Affairs - Advanced Technology
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA