“Advanced age itself is the greatest predictor of poor prognosis”, stated by Dr. Smith, co-author of an article in th New England Journal of Medicine, recommending physicians discuss end of life treatments with their patients who are either 85 or have a life expectancy of ten years. According to the article co-written by Drs. Brie Williams and Bernard Lowe, an 85 year old has a 75% chance of living three years but a 25% chance of surviving ten years. “This is about empowering patients to make informed choices and encuraging individual decision-making”, Dr. Smith said.
For you or your loved one interested in thinking about planning for the remainder of your life, this website can guide you through thought provoking decisions. You can use this information with your family and your doctor.
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