I'm trying to understand the clinical meaning of two of the potential code status levels in the MIMIC3 data.
The six levels are:
- Comfort Measures
- CPR Not Indicated
- Do Not Intubate
- Do Not Resuscitate
- Full Code
In particular, I'd like to know what CPR Not Indicated means and what Other/Remarks means.
CPR Not Indicated could mean:
- "The patient chose to not have the caregivers use CPR, but intubation is ok."
- "The patient chose to not have caregivers use CPR or intubation" and is functionally no different than DNR
- "The caregiver has decided that this patient is not suitable candidate for CPR" (ie - a futility case)
Other/Remarks could mean:
"The patient has a complex case that cannot be coded. More info in the notes"
"We don't know the patient's code status."
Does anyone know the correct interpretation of these code statuses?