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Letters Hospices and CPR guidelines

CPR in a hospice in perspective

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2344
  1. John C Chambers, Macmillan consultant and medical director1
  1. 1Katharine House Hospice, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3NL
  1. john.chambers{at}

    National guidelines already contain sensible advice on decision making about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in very ill patients.1 Currently, a fifth of this hospice’s inpatients are potentially for CPR. This, I hope, is a valid surrogate marker of non-discriminatory …

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