Advance directives for seriously ill hospitalized patients: effectiveness with the patient self-determination act and the SUPPORT intervention. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment.

@article{Teno1997AdvanceDF,
  title={Advance directives for seriously ill hospitalized patients: effectiveness with the patient self-determination act and the SUPPORT intervention. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment.},
  author={Joan M. Teno and Joanne Lynn and Neil S Wenger and Russell S. Phillips and Diarmuid Murphy and Alfred F. Connors and Norman A. Desbiens and W J Fulkerson and P. M. Bellamy and William A. Knaus},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={500-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of written advance directives (ADs) in the care of seriously ill, hospitalized patients. In particular, to conduct an assessment after ADs were promoted by the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) and enhanced by the effort to improve decision-making in the Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT), focusing upon the impact of ADs on decision-making about resuscitation. DESIGN Observational cohort study… CONTINUE READING

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