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Table 5 The comparison of six aggressive interventions and three comfort care measures provided to the 188 DNRCC-Arrest patients before and after the order came into effect a

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

  Before DNRCC-Arrest came into effect (n = 188) After DNRCC-Arrest came into effect (n = 188) Pvalue
Provided Not provided Provided Not provided
Aggressive intervention      
 Pharmacological/electrical cardioversion 36 (19.14%) 152 (80.86%) 39 (20.74%) 149 (79.26%) 0.32
 Vasopressor 33 (17.55%) 155 (82.45%) 34 (18.08%) 154 (81.92%) 0.83
 Intravenous antibiotics 122 (64.89%) 66 (35.11%) 133 (70.74%) 55 (29.26%) 0.02
 Renal replacement therapy 12 (6.38%) 176 (93.62%) 12 (6.38%) 176 (93.62%) 1.00
 Blood component transfusion 42 (22.34%) 146 (77.66%) 43 (22.87%) 145 (77.13%) 0.87
 Central venous line placement 59 (31.38%) 129 (68.62%) 64 (34.04%) 124 (65.96%) 0.06
Comfort care measure      
 Pain control using morphine/fentanyl 44 (23.4%) 144 (76.6%) 62 (32.97%) 126 (67.03%) <0.01
 Pastoral care 13 (6.91%) 175 (93.09%) 46 (24.46%) 142 (75.54%) <0.01
 Hospice/palliative care consultation 1 (0.53%) 187 (99.47%) 15 (7.97%) 173 (92.03%) <0.01
  1. DNR, Do-Not-Resuscitate; DNRCC, Do-Not-Resuscitate Comfort Care.
  2. aThe association between before DNRCC-Arrest and after DNRCC-Arrest for each intervention was examined using McNemar's test.