A new approach to Advance Directives

S. Pollack

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Abstract

Objective: To martial arguments for listing simplified Advance Directives on the Medicare card. Design and Main Results: Literature review shows that 90% of patients do not have advance directives, that patients and doctors are both remiss in discussing end-of-life issues, and that Medicare, insurance companies, and hospitals do little to remedy this lapse. Conclusion: A case is made for listing simplified Advance Directives on the Medicare card.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3146-3148
Number of pages3
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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Keywords

  • Advance Directives
  • Death
  • Proxy
  • Terminal illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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