The Timing of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Hospital Costs

Title

The Timing of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Hospital Costs

Creator

De Jonge KE; Sulmasy DP; Gold Karen G; Epstein A; Harper Michael G; Eisenberg John M; Schulman KA

Publisher

Journal Of General Internal Medicine

Date

1999

Subject

DNAR Outcomes

Description

The relation between the timing of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and the cost of medical care is not well understood. This prospective observational study compares hospital costs and length of stay of 265 terminally ill patients with admission DNR orders, delayed DNR orders (occurring after 24 hours), or no DNR orders (full code). Patients whose orders remained full code throughout a hospital stay had similar lengths of stay, total hospital costs, and daily costs as patients with admission DNR orders. Patients with delayed DNR orders, by contrast, had a greater mortality, longer length of stay, and higher total costs than full code or admission DNR patients, but similar daily costs. The causes of delay in DNR orders and the associated higher costs are a matter for future research.
1999-03

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

190-192

Issue

3

Volume

14

Citation

De Jonge KE; Sulmasy DP; Gold Karen G; Epstein A; Harper Michael G; Eisenberg John M; Schulman KA, “The Timing of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Hospital Costs,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 2, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11608.

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