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Current guidelines recommend deferring prognostic decisions for at least 72 hours following admission after Out of Hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Most non-survivors experience withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (WLST), and early WLST may adversely impact survival. We sought to characterize the hospital length of stay (LOS) and timing of Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders (as surrogates for WLST) to assess their relationship to survival following cardiac arrest.
cardiac arrest, resuscitation
Song J, Berger DA, Paxton JH, Miller JB, Reynolds J, Chen NW et al. [Swor R] Cardiac arrest patient length of stay and survival in Michigan hospitals. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.
The Embark Capstone Colloquium at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester Hills, MI, May 2, 2022.