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Figure 11. Percent of Elderly Adults Choosing Selected Treatments in Hypothetical Scenarios of Alzheimer's Disease or Emphysema

Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life

Bar graphs showing percent of elderly adults choosing 4 selected treatments in hypothetical scenarios of Alzheimer's disease or emphysema; go to [D] text description for details.

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Percent of elderly adults choosing antibiotics in a hypothetical scenario of Alzheimer's disease: 40.
Percent of elderly adults choosing antibiotics in a hypothetical scenario of emphysema: 70.

Percent of elderly adults choosing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a hypothetical scenario of Alzheimer's disease: 24.
Percent of elderly adults choosing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a hypothetical scenario of emphysema: 52.

Percent of elderly adults choosing gall bladder surgery in a hypothetical scenario of Alzheimer's disease: 46.
Percent of elderly adults choosing gall bladder surgery in a hypothetical scenario of emphysema: 62.

Percent of elderly adults choosing artificial nutrition/hydration in a hypothetical scenario of Alzheimer's disease: 4.
Percent of elderly adults choosing artificial nutrition/hydration in a hypothetical scenario of emphysema: 16.

 

Source: Coppola KM, Bookwala J, Ditto PH, et al. Elderly adults' preferences for life-sustaining treatments: the role of impairment, prognosis, and pain. Death Studies 1999;23:617-34.

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Internet Citation: Figure 11. Percent of Elderly Adults Choosing Selected Treatments in Hypothetical Scenarios of Alzheimer's Disease or Emphysema: Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life. March 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/aging/endliferia/endfig11.html