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- Website: OHRI
- Resource type: Patient decision aid
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This patient decision aid helps seriously ill patients who are older and/or have advanced medical illness and a high near-term risk of death and their families decide whether or not to have cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) treatment.
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cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), end of life issues
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Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 7/4/2017 3:24:41 PM
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