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Moving to High-Value Care: More Thoughtful Use of Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationMoving to High-Value Care: More Thoughtful Use of CPR

Frank H. Bosch, MD, PhD; and David A. Fleming, MD, MA
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From Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands, and University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0492.

Requests for Single Reprints: Frank H. Bosch, MD, PhD, Rijnstate Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, PO Box 9555, 6800 TA Arnhem, the Netherlands; e-mail, fhbosch@gmail.com.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Bosch: Rijnstate Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, PO Box 9555, 6800 TA Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Dr. Fleming: University of Missouri School of Medicine, MA412 Medical Science Building, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: F.H. Bosch.

Drafting of the article: F.H. Bosch, D.A. Fleming.

Critical revision for important intellectual content: F.H. Bosch, D.A. Fleming.

Final approval of the article: F.H. Bosch, D.A. Fleming.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(11):790-791. doi:10.7326/M15-0492
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In this commentary, leaders of the European Federation of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians remind physicians of the importance of discussing patient preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and individual patient prognosis after CPR with hospitalized patients.

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