The attitudes of hospitalized patients and their attending physicians about advance directives have not been well studied.
We compared these attitudes and explored relationships between them and the frequency of actual directives and directive discussions during hospitalization.
We conducted scripted interviews with 258 (94.5%) of 273 patients admitted consecutively to the acute medical service of a community teaching hospital in Rochester, NY, and contemporaneously surveyed their attending physicians (n=68) regarding attitudes about advance directives.
Primary outcome measures were patients'willingness to discuss directives, actual physicianpatient directive discussions, and patients'preferences for life-sustaining treatments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital général, Hospitalisation, Relation médecin malade, Instruction déclaration, Discussion, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General hospital, Hospitalization, Physician patient relation, Declaration, Discussion, Human
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Cote : 95-0216773
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 09/06/1995.