M. G. Saklayen, MD
To the Editor: In a timely and much needed study, Dr. Murphy and colleagues (1) have evaluated the usefulness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts in the geriatric population. We also did a study of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the elderly, which, although smaller in scale, generated conclusions similar to those of Murphy and coworkers. In May 1988 we did an audit on the outcomes of all cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts done in our Veterans Administration Medical Center from October 1987 to April 1988. During these 7 months, 125 resuscitation efforts were done on 97 patients (some patients had cardiopulmonary resuscitation more than once);
Saklayen MG. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Elderly Persons. Ann Intern Med. ;111:854. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-10-854_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(10):854.
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