Pediatric survey finds mixed views on DNR use

08/27/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A survey of 266 pediatric physicians and nurses found that 67% said a do-not-resuscitate order should be used only in cases of cardiopulmonary arrest, while 33% said it should be applied more generally. Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital reported in JAMA Pediatrics that 69% of the clinicians said care for patients changed with a DNR order in place. Researchers said they found that conversations about DNR options occur later than clinicians said was optimal.

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