TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Mannino, Rosemarie; Zuelzer, Wilhelm; McDaniel, Candice; Lyckholm, Laurel
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 9, p2037
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
34230465

 

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