Patient Age and Decisions to Withhold Life-Sustaining Treatments From Seriously Ill, Hospitalized Adults
Hamel, Mary Beth
Teno, Joan M.
Davis, Roger B.
Galanos, Anthony N.
Connors, Alfred F., Jr.
Phillips, Russell S.
Annals of Internal Medicine 1999 January 19; 130(2): 116-125
SUPPORT [Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments] Investigators
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Patient Age and Decisions to Withhold Life-Sustaining Treatments From Seriously Ill, Hospitalized Adults Hamel, Mary Beth; Teno, Joan M.; Goldman, Lee; Lynn, Joanne; Davis, Roger B.; Galanos, Anthony N.; Desbiens, Norman; Connors, Alfred F.; Wenger, Neil; Phillips, Russell S. (1999-01-19)BACKGROUND: Patient age may influence decisions to withhold life-sustaining treatments, independent of patients' preferences for or ability to benefit from such treatments. Controversy exists about the appropriateness of ...