Is Economic Hardship on the Families of the Seriously Ill Associated With Patient and Surrogate Care Preferences?
Covinsky, Kenneth E.
Connors, Alfred F.
Phillips, Russell S.
Archives of Internal Medicine 1996 August 12/26; 156(15): 1737-1741
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Is Economic Hardship on the Families of the Seriously Ill Associated With Patient and Surrogate Care Preferences? Covinsky, Kenneth E.; Landefeld, C. Seth; Teno, Joan; Connors, Alfred F.; Dawson, Neal; Youngner, Stuart; Desbiens, Norman; Lynn, Joanne; Fulkerson, William; Reding, Douglas; Oye, Robert; Phillips, Russell S. (1996-08-12)BACKGROUND: Serious illness often causes economic hardship for patients' families. However, it is not known whether this hardship is associated with a preference for the goal of care to focus on maximizing comfort instead ...