Refusal of Medical and Surgical Interventions by Older Persons with Advanced Chronic Disease

@article{Rothman2007RefusalOM,
  title={Refusal of Medical and Surgical Interventions by Older Persons with Advanced Chronic Disease},
  author={Marc D. Rothman and MPH Peter H. Van Ness and MA JohnR.O’Leary and Terri R. Fried},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={982-987}
}
Patients with advanced chronic disease are frequently offered medical and surgical interventions with potentially large trade-offs between benefits and burdens. Little is known about the frequency or outcomes of treatment refusal among these patients. To assess the frequency of, reasons for, factors associated with, and outcomes of treatment refusal among older persons with advanced chronic disease. Observational cohort study. Two hundred twenty-six community-dwelling persons with advanced… CONTINUE READING