Decision-making for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy among older adults in a community setting.

@article{Callahan1999DecisionmakingFP,
  title={Decision-making for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy among older adults in a community setting.},
  author={Christopher M. Callahan and K Michelle Haag and Nancy Nienaber Buchanan and Raffaella Nisi},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={1105-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe clinical decision-making for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy from the perspective of patients, caregivers, and physicians. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PATIENTS All patients aged 60 and older receiving percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies in a defined community over a 16-month period. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES Either patients or their surrogate decision-makers completed a semistructured face-to-face interview to map out the information gathering… CONTINUE READING

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