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Figure 5. Percent of Adults Who Would Want Resuscitation or Use of a Ventilator for a Hypothetical Scenario of Chronic Lung Disease

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

 

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Percent of adults age 65 and older who would want resuscitation for a hypothetical scenario of chronic lung disease: 73; percent of adults with lung cancer who would want resuscitation for a hypothetical scenario of chronic lung disease: 63; percent of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who would want resuscitation for a hypothetical scenario of chronic lung disease: 63; percent of adults age 65 and older who would want a long-term ventilator for a hypothetical scenario of chronic lung disease: 24; percent of adults with lung cancer who would want a long-term ventilator for a hypothetical scenario of chronic lung disease: 19; percent of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who would want a long-term ventilator for a hypothetical scenario of chronic lung disease: 22.

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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Current as of March 2003
Internet Citation: Figure 5. Percent of Adults Who Would Want Resuscitation or Use of a Ventilator for a Hypothetical Scenario of Chronic Lung Disease: 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/endfig5.html