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Guidelines ignored on resuscitation decisions

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:536
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Hospital consultants are still not involved in the vast majority of “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders despite national guidelines, according to a new report.

    A team of consultants and specialists registrars who reviewed the performance at one London hospital also found that the decision making process leading up to such orders was poorly documented and that there was …

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