A Randomized Trial of Two Methods to Disclose Prognosis to Surrogate Decision Makers in Intensive Care Units
Lee Char, Susan J
Evans, Leah R
Malvar, Grace L
White, Douglas B
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2010 Oct 1; 182(7): 905-9
Surrogate decision makers and clinicians often have discordant perceptions about a patient's prognosis. There is a paucity of empirical data to guide communication about prognosis.
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