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The Illusion of End-of-Life Resource Savings With Advance Directives
OBJECTIVE: Would increasing the documentation of advance directives (ADs) lead to a reduction in resource utilization? We examined this question by conducting three secondary analyses: (1) we tested for a change in ...
Do Advance Directives Provide Instructions That Direct Care?
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the lack of effect of advance directives (ADs) on decision-making in SUPPORT might arise, in part, from the content of the actual documents. DESIGN: Advance directives placed in the medical ...
Patient Age and Decisions to Withhold Life-Sustaining Treatments From Seriously Ill, Hospitalized Adults
(SUPPORT [Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments] Investigators, 1999-01-19)