The Public's Perspectives on Advance Directives: Implications for State Legislative and Regulatory Policy
Pollack, Keshia M
Williams, Michael A
Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2010 Jun; 96(1): 57-63
OBJECTIVES: Determine the prevalence of advance directives (ADs) in Maryland and identify the barriers and enablers to their adoption, in order to guide the formulation of state legislative policy. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey administered over the telephone to a representative age-stratified random sample of 1195 Maryland adults. RESULTS: Approximately 34% (n=401) of Maryland adults reported having an AD. Older adults (65+ years) were more likely than younger adults (18-64 years) to have ADs (p
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