Table 4.

Patients’ (columns) and their providers’ (rows) first choices for health outcome priorities

Provider ChoicePatient Choice
Maintaining IndependenceStaying AliveReducing PainReducing Other SymptomsTotal
Maintaining independence50 (18.5)31 (11.4)9 (3.3)4 (1.5)94 (34.7)
Staying alive50 (18.5)38 (14.0)9 (3.3)10 (3.7)107 (39.5)
Reducing pain15 (5.5)9 (3.3)3 (1.1)2 (0.7)29 (10.7)
Reducing other symptoms12 (4.4)15 (5.5)3 (1.1)1 (0.4)31 (11.4)
Provider unsure6 (2.2)3 (1.1)1 (0.4)0 (0.0)10 (3.7)
Total133 (49.1)96 (35.4)25 (9.2)17 (6.3)271 (100)
  • Numbers expressed as n (%).