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April 16 – 6th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16 marks the 6th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. Despite recent gains in public awareness of the need for advance care planning, studies indicate that most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their healthcare in the event that they cannot speak for themselves.åÊ The National...

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Patients with DNR Orders May Face Poorer Outcomes

In a new study appearing in the Archives of Surgery, those with do not resuscitate orders (DNR) were at least two times more likely to die soon after surgery. Researchers compared clinical information for 4,128 adults with DNR orders with a group of 4,128 individuals without DNR orders. They were...

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