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Invited Commentary
May 2015

Understanding How Institutional Culture Affects Attending Physicians’ and Trainees’ Resuscitation Discussions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Palliative Care Program, University of California, San Francisco
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):819-820. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0304

Prior work1 has indicated that institutional cultural, political, and policy-driven factors affect physicians’ decisions and recommendations surrounding end-of-life care. However, until now, to our knowledge, no published study has aimed to verify this effect specifically on discussions of resuscitation status and to understand cultural effects on trainees’ development of their own skills in addressing resuscitation with patients.

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