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  1. The influence of the probability of survival on patients' preferences regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Studies suggest that a majority of elderly patients would want to undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation (GPR) if they had a cardiac arrest.

    Yet few studies have examined their preferences after clinicians have informed them about the outcomes of CPR.

    Methods

    To study older patients'preferences regarding CPR, we interviewed as many ambulatory patients as possible in one geriatrics practice in Denver from August 1, 1991, through July 31, 1992.

    Results

    A total of 371 patients at least 60 years of age were eligible; 287 completed the interview (mean age, 77 yeaw; range, 60 to 99).

    When asked about their wishes if they had cardiac arrest during an acute illness, 41 percent opted for CPR before learning the probability of survival to discharge.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Survie, Préférence individuelle, Malade, Vieillard, Homme, Ethique, Réanimation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Cardiovascular disease, Survival, Individual preference, Patient, Elderly, Human, Ethics, Resuscitation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0247727

    Code Inist : 002B27A01. Création : 199406.