Why don't emergency department patients have advance directives?

@article{Llovera1999WhyDE,
  title={Why don't emergency department patients have advance directives?},
  author={Ingrid Llovera and Mary Frances Ward and James G. Ryan and Martin L. Lesser and Andrew E. Sama and D Crough and Megan Mansfield and Lenard I. Lesser},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={
          1054-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVES In 1997 the authors determined that only 27% of their adult ED patients had advance directives (ADs). The purpose of this follow-up study was to determine the reasons why their adult ED patients do not have ADs. METHODS This prospective study enrolled patients from a convenience sample of representative shifts in the ED selected over a three-month period. Survey questions included demographic information, whether the patients had a life-threatening medical problem, whether they had… CONTINUE READING
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