Risk-reducing legal documents: controlling personal health and financial resources.

@article{Greenberg2009RiskreducingLD,
  title={Risk-reducing legal documents: controlling personal health and financial resources.},
  author={M. Greenberg and M. Weiner and G. Greenberg},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={
          1578-87
        }
}
Every adult can eliminate the risk of losing control of personal health decisions and financial resources by having a last will and testament, health proxy, power of attorney, and living trust. Yet evidence suggests that less than a majority of adult Americans have these documents. We surveyed 900 adult Americans (25 plus years old) to determine what factors predict the possession of these risk-reducing documents. In total, 46% had a living will and testament, 32% a durable power of attorney… Expand
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