Figure 5. Percent of Adults Who Would Want Resuscitation or Use of a Ventilator for a Hypothetical Scenario of Chronic Lung Disease
aPatients 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.
bPatients were 18 and over and had acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and non-small-cell lung cancer, Stage III or IV.
Source: Claessens MT, Lynn J, Zhong Z, et al. Dying with lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: insights from SUPPORT. J Am Geriatr Soc 2000;48(5):S146-53.
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