Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Continuing Confusion Over Advance Directives

Alicia Gallegos
American Medical News
October 29, 2012

Data correlate with a May study in The Journal of Emergency Medicine, which found that 78% of physicians misinterpreted living wills as DNRs. 

The nationwide TRIAD III study analyzed 768 responses from medical residents and faculty at training institutions in 34 states. Among respondents, 74% of family physicians, 77% of internists and 80% of emergency physicians misinterpreted living wills as DNRs.




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