Are emergency department patients thinking about advance directives?

  title={Are emergency department patients thinking about advance directives?},
  author={Ingrid Llovera and Francine S. Mandel and James G. Ryan and Mary Frances Ward and Andrew E. Sama},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={4 10},
OBJECTIVES To assess the percentage of adult patients presenting to an urban ED who have a written advance directive (AD) and to determine whether age, sex, a patient's perception of his or her health status, and having a regular physician are associated with the patient's having an AD. METHODS This was a cross-sectional patient survey performed at a community teaching hospital ED. Surveys were completed by 511 adult ED patients during representative shifts over a 3-month period. The… CONTINUE READING

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