[How stable is the attitude of aged people towards life-extending measures? Results of a 3-year follow-up in nursing home residents].

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OBJECTIVE To explore the stability of attitude towards life-extending measures in aged people. METHOD Face-to-face interviews of nursing home residents at an interval of 3 years (prospective longitudinal survey). RESULTS During the first interview period in 1997 (n=50), 19 nursing home residents (38%) had advocated treatment with antibiotics in a… (More)

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