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Table 3 Preferences for care if life supports were needed to stay alive

From: Recognizing difficult trade-offs: values and treatment preferences for end-of-life care in a multi-site survey of adult patients in family practices

Response item % (n)
All possible measures including resuscitation (CPR) 8 (65)
All possible measures, no resuscitation. 4 (35)
Machines only in the short term, change focus to comfort measures, no resuscitation (CPR) or breathing machines. 36 (294)
Use full medical care, no resuscitation (CPR) or breathing machines 7 (55)
Comfort measures only 30 (239)
Unsure 13 (106)
Missing or declined 2 (16)
  1. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation