Inadequate resuscitation documentation in older patients' clinical case notes

Margaret Brown, Ravi Ruberu, Campbell Thompson

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    This research examined the quality of resuscitation decisions documented in the clinical notes of 99 older patients within 48h of admission. Only 34 had current documentation that was frequently inconsistent and ambiguous, leaving patients at risk of receiving inappropriate and unwanted resuscitation. Clear guidelines with community input to guide the implementation and documentation of end-of-life decisions are essential.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-96
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternal Medicine Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


    • Advance care directive
    • Aged care
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Resuscitation order
    • Terminal care


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