Barry Ashpole Media Watch #485

Barry Ashpole Media Watch

The latest issue of Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada) can now be downloaded here. More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET

Articles from Asia Pacific Region:

Resuscitation orders in acute hospitals: A point prevalence study

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING | Online – 19 October 2016 –One thousand nine hundred and thirty-four patient records were reviewed, and 230 resuscitation orders and 15 advance care plans found. Significantly, more resuscitation orders were found at public hospitals. Patients admitted to private hospitals were older, with shorter admissions. A further 24 orders were written following Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls for 97 patients. Only 16% of patients aged 80+ years had a resuscitation order written within 24 hours of admission. Fewer resuscitation orders were written at admission for older adults than might be expected if goals of care and resuscitation outcome are considered. MET continue to have a prominent role in end-of-life care. https://goo.gl/r9xCrJ