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Table 3 Comparison of six aggressive interventions and three comfort care measures provided to the 88 DNRCC patients before and after the order was in effect a

From: Two distinct Do-Not-Resuscitate protocols leaving less to the imagination: an observational study using propensity score matching

  Before DNRCC was in effect (n = 88) After DNRCC was in effect (n = 88) Pvalue
Provided Not provided Provided Not provided  
Aggressive intervention      
 Pharmacological/electrical cardioversion 14 (15.9%) 74 (84.1%) 2 (2.27%) 86 (97.73%) <0.01
 Vasopressor 36 (40.9%) 52 (59.1%) 0 (0%) 88 (100%) <0.01
 Intravenous antibiotics 66 (75%) 22 (25%) 8 (9.09%) 80 (90.91%) <0.01
 Renal replacement therapy 4 (4.54%) 84 (95.46%) 0 (0%) 88 (100%) 0.05
 Blood component transfusion 25 (28.4%) 63 (71.6%) 1 (1.13%) 87 (98.87%) <0.01
 Central venous line placement 36 (40.9%) 52 (59.1%) 6 (6.81%) 82 (93.19%) <0.01
Comfort care measure      
 Pain control using morphine/fentanyl 35 (39.77%) 53 (60.23%) 75 (85.22%) 13 (14.78%) <0.01
 Pastoral care 22 (25%) 66 (75%) 34 (38.63%) 54 (61.37%) 0.02
 Hospice/palliative care consultation 5 (5.68%) 83 (94.32%) 24 (27.27%) 64 (72.73%) <0.01
  1. DNR, Do-Not-Resuscitate; DNRCC, Do-Not-Resuscitate Comfort Care.
  2. aThe association between before DNRCC and after DNRCC for each intervention was examined using McNemar's test.