Impact of major illnesses and geographic regions on do-not-resuscitate rate and its potential cost savings in Taiwan.

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Summary of "Impact of major illnesses and geographic regions on do-not-resuscitate rate and its potential cost savings in Taiwan."

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) is a legal order that demonstrates a patient's will to avoid further suffering from advanced treatment at the end of life. The concept of palliative care is increasingly accepted, but the impacts of different major illnesses, geographic regions, and health expenses on DNR rates remain unclear.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0222320


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