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Is the Patient Self-Determination Act Appropriate for Elderly Persons Hospitalized for Depression?
The goal of the PSDA is to foster communication between patients and physicians about patients' preferences for life-sustaining therapies. Compliance with the PSDA is a condition for reimbursement by Medicaid and Medicare. ...
The PSDA and Treatment Refusal by a Depressed Older Patient Committed to the State Mental Hospital
Since 1991, the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) has required all health care institutions that receive Federal funds to inform patients upon admission of their rights to make decisions about medical care and to execute ...