Published in Health and Medicine Week, January 31st, 2005
In a study of 101 patients (median age 67.4 years) with severe COPD, researchers from the University of Seattle compared depression and health-related quality-of-life scores with patient preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation.
The majority of patients reported they would want CPR and mechanical ventilation, but, as age increased, so did the likelihood that patients...
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