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dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Megan-
dc.contributor.otherMills, Amber-
dc.contributor.otherWalker, Anne-
dc.contributor.otherLevinson, Michele-
dc.contributor.otherHutchinson, Alison-
dc.contributor.otherStephenson, Gemma-
dc.contributor.otherGellie, Anthea-
dc.contributor.otherHeriot, George-
dc.contributor.otherNewnham, Harvey-
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Journal of Ageing. 2016 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12354. [Epub ahead of print]en_US
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of resuscitation orders and Advance Care Plans, and the relationship with Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls. METHOD: A point prevalence review of patient records at five Victorian hospital services. RESULTS: One thousand nine hundred and thirty-four patient records were reviewed, and 230 resuscitation orders and 15 Advance Care Plans found. Significantly, more resuscitation orders were found at public hospitals. Patients admitted to private hospitals were older, with shorter admissions. A further 24 orders were written following MET calls for 97 patients. Only 16% of patients aged 80+ years had a resuscitation order written within 24 hours of admission. CONCLUSION: Fewer resuscitation orders were written at admission for older adults than might be expected if goals of care and resuscitation outcome are considered. MET continue to have a prominent role in end-of-life care. Consideration and documentation about treatment plans are needed early in an admission to avoid burdensome and futile resuscitation events.en_US
dc.subjectCardiopulmonary Resuscitationen_US
dc.subjectMedical Futilityen_US
dc.subjectResuscitation Ordersen_US
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten_US
dc.subjectEmergency Treatmenten_US
dc.subjectTerminal Careen_US
dc.subjectAdvance Care Planningen_US
dc.subjectMedical Emergency Teamsen_US
dc.subjectMET Callsen_US
dc.subjectCritical Care Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleResuscitation orders in acute hospitals: A point prevalence study.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleAustralasian Journal of Ageingen_US
dc.description.affiliatesCabrini-Monash University Department of Medicine, Cabrini Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesThe Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesMonash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesCentre for Nursing Research, Deakin University and Monash Health Partnership, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesRoyal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.en_US
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