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Do not attempt resuscitation orders at the emergency department of a teaching hospital

Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Marcelo Calil Machado Netto, Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3999

ABSTRACT Objective: To identify factors associated with not attempting resuscitation. Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted at the emergency department of a teaching hospital. The sample consisted of 285 patients; in that, 216 were submitted to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 69 were not. The data were collected by means of the in-hospital Utstein Style. To compare resuscitation attempts with variables of interest we used the χ2 test, likelihood ratio, Fisher exact test, and analysis of variance (p