Participation of very old adults in health care decisions.

  title={Participation of very old adults in health care decisions.},
  author={Julie Bynum and Laura K Barr{\'e} and Catherine C. Reed and Honor J. Passow},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  volume={34 2},
BACKGROUND Some elderly people receive tests or interventions from which they have low likelihood of benefit or for which the goal is not aligned with their values. Engaging these patients in the decision process is one potential approach to improve the individualization of care. Yet some clinicians perceive and some survey data suggest that older adults prefer not to participate in the decision-making process. Those preferences, however, may be formed based on an experience in which factors… CONTINUE READING
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