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.
Labels: advance directives; DNRs; aging; chronic disease; end of life