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.
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.
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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Code Inist : 002B27A01. Création : 199406.