A Theoretical Decision Model to Help Inform Advance Directive Discussions for Patients With COPD
Braithwaite, R Scott
BMC medical informatics and decision making 2010 December 20; 10: 75
Advance directives (AD) may promote preference-concordant care yet are absent in many patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In order to begin to inform AD discussions between clinicians and COPD patients, we constructed a decision tree to estimate the impact of alternative AD decisions on both quality and quantity of life (quality adjusted life years, QALYs).
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