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Figure 7. Percent of Adults Refusing Selected Treatments for Hypothetical Health Scenarios of Dementia or Dementia with a Terminal Illnessa

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Bar graphs showing the percent of adults refusing 11 selected treatments for hypothetical health scenarios of dementia or dementia with a terminal illness; go to [D] text description for details.

Bar graphs showing the percent of adults refusing 11 selected treatments for hypothetical health scenarios of dementia or dementia with a terminal illness.

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Percent of adults refusing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 72.
Percent of adults refusing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 84.

Percent of adults refusing mechanical respiration for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 75.
Percent of adults refusing mechanical respiration for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 84.

Percent of adults refusing intravenous fluids for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 73.
Percent of adults refusing intravenous fluids for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 82.

Percent of adults refusing artificial nutrition for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 76.
Percent of adults refusing artificial nutrition for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 82.

Percent of adults refusing blood transfusion for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 74.
Percent of adults refusing blood transfusion for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 82.

Percent of adults refusing antibiotics for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 69.
Percent of adults refusing antibiotics for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 79.

Percent of adults refusing renal dialysis for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 75.
Percent of adults refusing renal dialysis for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 83.

Percent of adults refusing major surgery for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 77.
Percent of adults refusing major surgery for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 85.

Percent of adults refusing minor surgery for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 71.
Percent of adults refusing minor surgery for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 81.

Percent of adults refusing simple diagnostic procedures for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 64.
Percent of adults refusing simple diagnostic procedures for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 75.

Percent of adults refusing complex diagnostic procedures for hypothetical health scenario of dementia: 73.
Percent of adults refusing complex diagnostic procedures for hypothetical health scenario of dementia with a terminal illness: 83.

aSample included adult outpatients of primary care physicians and members of the general public.
Source: Emanuel LL, Barry MJ, Stoeckle JD, et al. Advance directives for medical care—a case for greater use. N Engl J Med 1991;324(13):889-95.

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Current as of March 2003
Internet Citation: Figure 7. Percent of Adults Refusing Selected Treatments for Hypothetical Health Scenarios of Dementia or Dementia with a Terminal Illnessa: 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/endfig7.html