Figure 3. Percent of Adults Who Would Want Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Long-term Mechanical Ventilation if in Current Health or After Hypothetical Stroke
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aAdult sample included 50 well adults ages 21-65 years, 49 well adults older than 65, 49 older adults with chronic illness, 48 adults with terminal cancer, 50 adults with AIDS, 45 stroke survivors, and 50 nursing home residents.
Source: Patrick DL, Pearlman RA, Starks HE, et al. Validation of preferences for life-sustaining treatment: implications for advance care planning. Ann Intern Med 1997;127(7):509-17.
bIn Elderly Study A, patients were 65 years or over with at least 1 chronic disease, at least 1 visit to the physician in the past 6 months and 2 visits in the past year, no dementia, and not terminally ill.
Source: Uhlmann RF, Pearlman RA, Cain KC. Understanding of elderly patients' resuscitation preferences by physicians and nurses. West J Med 1989;150(6):705-7.
cIn Elderly Study B, patients were 65 years or over with at least 1 chronic disease, at least 2 visits to the physician in the last 12 months, no dementia, and not terminally ill.
Source: Uhlmann RF, Pearlman RA, Cain KC. Physicians' and spouses' predictions of elderly patients' resuscitation preferences. J Gerontol 1988;43(5):M115-21.
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