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Figure 3. Percent of Adults Who Would Want Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Long-term Mechanical Ventilation if in Current Health or After Hypothetical Stroke

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

 

Four bar graphs showing the percent of adults from one sample and two studies who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or long-term mechanical ventilation if in current health or after hypothetical stroke; go to [D] text description for details.

Four bar graphs showing the percent of adults from one sample and two studies who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or long-term mechanical ventilation if in current health or after hypothetical stroke; go to [D] text description for details.

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Percent of adults in Adult Sample Aa who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if in current health: 77.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Ab who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if in current health: 86.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Bc who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if in current health: 84.

Percent of adults in Adult Sample Aa who would want long-term mechanical ventilation if in current health: 42.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Ab who would want long-term mechanical ventilation if in current health: 28.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Bc who would want long-term mechanical ventilation if in current health: 36.

Percent of adults in Adult Sample Aa who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after hypothetical stroke: 35.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Ab who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after hypothetical stroke: 29.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Bc who would want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after hypothetical stroke: 38.

Percent of adults in Adult Sample Aa who would want long-term mechanical ventilation after hypothetical stroke: 23.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Ab who would want long-term mechanical ventilation after hypothetical stroke: 14.
Percent of adults in Elderly Study Bc who would want long-term mechanical ventilation after hypothetical stroke: 25.

 

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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Current as of March 2003
Internet Citation: Figure 3. Percent of Adults Who Would Want Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Long-term Mechanical Ventilation if in Current Health or After Hypothetical Stroke: 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/endfig3.html