Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Molloy2000SystematicIO,
  title={Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={D. William Molloy and Gordon H. Guyatt and Rosalie Russo and Ron Goeree and Bernie J O'brien and Michel B{\'e}dard and Andrew B. Willan and Jennifer Watson and Cyndi Patterson and Claire Harrison and Tim Standish and David G Strang and Peteris J Darzins and S L Smith and Sacha J Dubois},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2000},
  volume={283 11},
  pages={1437-44}
}
CONTEXT Although advance directives are commonly used in the community, little is known about the effects of their systematic implementation. OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of systematically implementing an advance directive in nursing homes on patient and family satisfaction with involvement in decision making and on health care costs. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial conducted June 1, 1994, to August 31, 1998. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 1292 residents in 6 Ontario nursing… CONTINUE READING

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