Table 2—

Reason for withholding decision ranked by importance

12345678910
Low predicted probability of hospital survival54.28.34.20.016.70.00.04.20.012.5
Poor predicted functional status after hospital discharge20.845.820.80.04.20.00.08.30.00.0
Perception of patient’s preference8.320.837.512.50.016.74.20.00.00.0
Patient’s estimate of their quality of life8.38.316.741.78.30.08.34.24.20.0
Decision of patient8.38.38.329.237.50.00.08.30.00.0
Decision of family0.04.28.34.212.545.84.216.74.20.0
Age0.04.20.04.24.220.837.58.316.74.2
Comorbid conditions0.00.00.04.24.24.216.741.712.516.7
Inotrope/vasopressor use0.00.04.20.04.28.312.58.350.012.5
Use of haemodialysis0.00.00.04.28.34.212.50.012.558.3
Total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
  • Data are presented as percentages. 1 = most important reason; 10 = least important reason. n = 24 responders.