Volume 51 Number 7, 2014
Pages 1103 — 1108
Survival after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR) is low in the general population.
For patients with spinal cord injury, the likelihood
of survival after CPR is unknown. Having this information
may be useful for discussions of advanced
care planning between physicians and patients. We
reviewed cases of CPR among patients in a spinal
cord injury unit at a Department of Veterans Affairs
hospital. Survival was low, with only 2 of 36 patients
leaving the hospital. No clear pattern was seen in patient
characteristics. However, our conclusions are
limited by the small sample size.
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