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Table 1 Demographic data of the patients in palliative phase, enrolled at two Medical Home Care Units in Stockholm, that were included in this study

From: A comparative study on decision and documentation of refraining from resuscitation in two medical home care units in Sweden

  Unit A
(CPR-decision mandatory)
Unit B
(CPR-decision not mandatory)
p-value
Patients in palliative phase N = 316 N = 219 NA
Average age (range) 69 years (23–95) 73 years (18–99) p = 0.88
Men 49% N = 155 49% N = 108 p = 1.00
Women 51% N = 161 51% N = 111 p = 1.00
Decision about CPR (yes or no) 100% N = 316 79% N = 173 p < 0.001
Decision of “attempt CPR” 57% N = 180 50% N = 109 p = 0.11
Decision of “do not attempt CPR” (DNACPR) 43% N = 136 37% N = 81 p = 0.21
Decision of DNACPR
In-patients / Hospice Ward
100% N = 16 100% N = 12 p = 1.00
DNACPR decision:
Information to patient
53% N = 72 14% N = 11 p < 0.001
DNACPR decision:
Information to next-of-kin
42% N = 57 6% N = 5 p < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, DNACPR Do not attempt CPR, ns not statistical significant. NA not applicable