The influence of age on the likelihood of receiving end-of-life care consistent with patient treatment preferences Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Patient Preference
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • Likelihood of a patient's treatment preference being consistent with care differ by age and treatment preferences. Older patients preferring life-prolonging therapies are less likely to receive them than younger patients; middle-aged patients who want to avoid life-prolonging care are more likely to do so than younger patients. Both findings have implications for patients' quality-of-death, indicating a need for further research.

publication date

  • June 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2938891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2009.0337

PubMed ID

  • 20597704

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 719

end page

  • 26

volume

  • 13

number

  • 6