Figure 10. Percent of Patients Choosing Selected Treatments in Hypothetical Scenarios of Terminal Illness
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a Patients were age 75 and over or ages 50-74 with congestive heart failure, ischemic heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke or transient ischemic attacks, chronic renal insufficiency or chronic liver disease.
Source: Gramelspacher GP, Zhou X, Hanna MP, et al. Preferences of physicians and their patients for end-of-life care. J Gen Intern Med 1997;12:346-51.
b Patients were ages 65-99: 14 percent with no major illness, 19 percent with minor chronic illness, 50 percent with major chronic illness, and 15 percent with severe chronic illness or advanced cancer.
Source: Garrett JM, Harris RP, Norburn JK, et al. Life-sustaining treatments during terminal illness. Who wants what? J Gen Intern Med 1993;8(7):361-8.
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