Prior capacity of patients lacking decision making ability early in hospitalization

  title={Prior capacity of patients lacking decision making ability early in hospitalization},
  author={MPH Dr. Neil S. Wenger and Robert K. Oye and Paul E. Bellamy and MA Joanne Lynn and Russell S. Phillips and Norman A. Desbiens and Peter S Kussin and Stuart J. Youngner},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Objective: To investigate the appropriateness of hospitalization as the time to elicit patients’ medical care preferences, the authors evaluated the capability of seriously ill patients to participate in decision making early in hospitalization and their decision making capacity two weeks before hospital entry. Design: Cross-sectional study with retrospective evaluation of preadmission decision making capacity. Setting: Five acute care teaching hospitals. Patients: Four thousand three hundred… CONTINUE READING
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