2023 article

In-Hospital Code Status Updates: Trends Over Time and the Impact of COVID-19

Sahebi-Fakhrabad, A., Kemahlioglu-Ziya, E., Handfield, R., Wood, S., Patel, M. D., Page, C. P., & Chang, L. (2023, December 18). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE MEDICINE.

author keywords: DNR; patient code status; COVID-19; resource allocation; end of life; ICU; emergency department
TL;DR: The COVID-19 pandemic's influence on shifting patient preferences towards full code status underscores the need for adaptable documentation practices and highlights the importance of regular updates and discussions regarding code status to enhance patient care and resource allocation in ICU and ED settings. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 16, 2024

Objective The primary objective was to evaluate if the percentage of patients with missing or inaccurate code status documentation at a Trauma Level 1 hospital could be reduced through daily updates. The secondary objective was to examine if patient preferences for DNR changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.