Advance Directives and Resuscitation Issues in the Care of Patients in Orthopaedic Surgery

Mannino, Rosemarie; Zuelzer, Wilhelm; McDaniel, Candice; Lyckholm, Laurel
September 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 9, p2037
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of advance directives and resuscitation issues which are frequently encountered in the care of older people who undergo orthopedic surgery. A discussion of an increase in surgical risks which has been seen in older patients as a result of their increased longevity and multiple life-limiting diagnoses is presented.


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