In connection with the admission to an intensive care unit of a patient with a life-threatening condition, a documented decision concerning treatment strategy must be provided in the patient’s medical record
In the majority cases this entails full provision of care, i.e. no treatment limitations. When treating a worsening condition it may be necessary to limit the treatment - either by omitting or interrupting ongoing life-sustaining treatment.
The diagram shows the proportion of intensive care situations where the reported unit registered that there is a documented decision concerning treatment strategy was provided within 24 hours of the commencement of care.