Specification of first do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order

DNR 0: do not restrict therapyExplicit statement not to withhold any life-sustaining interventions22 (11)
DNR 1: do not resuscitateFurther specified as:
 DNR 1aNo CPR47 (24)
 DNR 1bNo CPR + no intubation + NIV to be considered77 (40)
DNR 2: do not extend therapyNo CPR + no intubation + no NIV46 (24)
DNR 3: discontinue therapyNo CPR + no intubation + no NIV + withdrawal of current treatment#2 (1)

Data are presented as n (%). n=194. CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation; NIV: noninvasive ventilation. #: treatment of disabling symptoms to be prioritised; however, no life-prolonging interventions are to be continued.