Fredrick K. Orkin

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As a result of deinstitutionalization, individuals with mental retardation (MR) were moved into the community and primary care practices. Residential agency directors now routinely determine health care decisions. Understanding of issues involved in acquiring services and the clinical decision-making experiences of 13 service agency directors representing(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthesiology is among the medical specialties expected to have physician shortage. With little known about older anesthesiologists' work effort and retirement decision making, the American Society of Anesthesiologists participated in a 2006 national survey of physicians aged 50-79 yr. METHODS Samples of anesthesiologists and other specialists(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about surrogate healthcare decision-making for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). This study examined healthcare decision-making by residential-agency directors to learn their process and the extent to which the individual is included. METHOD Content analysis of qualitative data from a mailed survey of(More)