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An 88-Year-Old Woman Facing the End of Life
Capitated Risk-Bearing Managed Care Systems Could Improve End-of-Life Care
Capitated or salaried managed care systems offer an important opportunity to provide high quality, cost-effective end-of-life care. However, capitated healthcare delivery systems have strong incentives to avoid patient populations ...
Patient Preferences for Communication With Physicians About End-of-Life Decisions
BACKGROUND: Physicians are frequently unaware of patient preferences for end-of-life care. Identifying and exploring barriers to patient-physician communication about end-of-life issues may help guide physicians and ...
Contempo 1997: End-of-Life Care
End-of-Life Care in Medical Textbooks
Improvement in end-of-life care has become a demand of the public and a priority for health care professionals. Medical textbooks could support this improvement by functioning as educational resources and as reference ...
Factors Associated With Use of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Seriously Ill Hospitalized Adults
CONTEXT: The epidemiology of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders for hospitalized patients has been reported, but little is known about factors associated with the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). OBJECTIVE: To identify ...
Choices of Seriously Ill Patients About Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Correlates and Outcomes
PURPOSE: For patients hospitalized with serious illnesses, we identified factors associated with a stated preference to forgo cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), examined physician-patient communication about these issues, ...