Impact of Perceived Inappropriate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Emergency Clinicians’ Intention to Leave the Job: Results From a Cross-Sectional Survey in 288 Centres Across 24 Countries

Druwe P, Monsieurs KG, Gagg J, et al. Resuscitation. 2021; 158: 41-48.
      The rate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts in patients with high disease burden and frailty has been increasing since the early 2000’s despite the known poor 1-year functional recovery rate in these patients. These heroic measures have the potential to lead to not only increased emotional strain on patients and their families but also could lead to greater rates of burnout among emergency physicians and emergency department staff. This international multi-center cross sectional survey was conducted to evaluate whether moral distress caused by the frequent perception of inappropriate resuscitation efforts was associated with the intention to leave the job amongst clinicians in the emergency department.
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