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Factors Associated With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Patients' Preferences, Prognoses, and Physicians' Judgments
BACKGROUND: Medical treatment decisions should be based on the preferences of informed patients or their proxies and on the expected outcomes of treatment. Because seriously ill patients are at risk for cardiac arrest, examination ...
Relationship Between Cancer Patients' Predictions of Prognosis and Their Treatment Preferences
CONTEXT: Previous studies have documented that cancer patients tend to overestimate the probability of long-term survival. If patient preferences about the trade-offs between the risks and benefits associated with alternative ...
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 ...
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 ...