July 13, 2015

Trends in In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Survival in Adults Receiving Maintenance Dialysis

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This retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries showed that annual incidence of CPR in maintenance dialysis patients from 2000-2010 was 1.4 events per 1000 in-hospital days.  21.9% of CPR recipients survived to hospital discharge with a median postdischarge survival of 5.0 months.  This valuable information should be used to help support patients during advance care planning discussions.

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