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End-of-life care planning
Results from The Commonwealth Fund 2014 International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults (age 55+) show that Canadians are more likely to plan for their end-of-life needs than people in other countries.
61% of older Canadians have had discussions about treatments they do or don’t want at the end of their life.
39% had written plans documenting their end-of-life wishes. Canada ranks third in having the highest proportions of older adults who have written plans documenting their end-of-life wishes, behind Germany and the United States.
Older Canadian seniors are more likely than their younger counterparts to have written plans for their end-of-life care wishes.
The proportion of those who had written plans for their end-of-life care varied widely by province.
|Prince Edward Island||26%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||18%|