Concern over variation in NFR forms

Not-for-resuscitation (NFR) forms should be standardised across Australian health services, researchers say, after finding major inconsistencies in different hospitals.

In a review of NFR forms from five Victorian hospitals, researchers found differences in what was included on the form, who could authorise the decision, and the role of patients and families.

"These inconsistencies across sites contribute to a lack of clarity regarding the decision to withhold