Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures
Nicholas, Lauren Hersch
Langa, Kenneth M
Iwashyna, Theodore J
Weir, David R
JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2011 Oct 5; 306(13): 1447-53
It is unclear if advance directives (living wills) are associated with end-of-life expenditures and treatments.
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Silveira, Maria J.; Kim, Scott Y.H.; Langa, Kenneth M. (2010-04-01)BACKGROUND: Recent discussions about health care reform have raised questions regarding the value of advance directives. METHODS: We used data from survey proxies in the Health and Retirement Study involving adults 60 years ...