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An Outcomes Model of Medical Decision Making
In the traditional 'fix-it' model of medical decision making, the identified problem is typically characterized by a diagnosis that indicates a deviation from normalcy. When a medical problem is multifaceted and the available ...
Impact of the Cruzan Case on Medical Practice
...In this paper we will limit our focus to how the decision in Cruzan is likely to affect the doctor-patient relationship, especially in the critical activities surrounding decision-making about the use of life sustaining ...
The Authority of Families to Make Medical Decisions for Incompetent Patients After the Cruzan Decision
...I suggest that making formal, written plans based on individual preferences apart from our families is a white, middle-class approach to life planning that is at odds with how many people actually lead their lives, ...
Insurers Agree Moratorium on Gene Data
Seriously Ill Hospitalized Adults: Do We Spend Less on Older Patients?
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of age on hospital resource use for seriously ill adults, and to explore whether age-related differences in resource use are explained by patients' severity of illness and preferences for ...