Monday, October 31, 2011

Avoiding Unwanted Hospitalizations

A new study suggests frail elderly patients in nursing homes who document what medical treatment they want have fewer unwanted trips to the hospital.

Sandy Silva, JD, a program associate at the Center for Practical Bioethics, talks about the study in this edition of The Bioethics Channel.


Podcast: Avoiding Unwanted Hospitalizations, Sandy Silva, JD, The Bioethics Channel, October 28. 12 minutes 09 seconds

Informed Patient: Advance Directives Cut Unwanted Hospitalizations, Wall Street Journal, October 24

Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences, an initiative of the Center for Practical Bioethics



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