Table 1

Characteristics of participants

Baseline Characteristics


Sex

19 Male, 17 Female

Age

Mean 77, Range 49–99

Interviewee

Patients Only

12

Patient and Family

3

Family Only

21

Language

Patient's First Language Not English

19

Translator required for interview

8

Resuscitation Status

DNR

19

Not Addressed at time of initial interview

12

Addressed yet no DNR order in chart

2

Specific request

To ICU for reversible causes = 1

No ACLS = 1

Full Code

1

Primary Diagnosis

Cancer

16

Cardiorespiratory

11

Neurological

6

Hepatic Disease

3


Powis et al. BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:2   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-3-2

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