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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 ...
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 ...