Among a cohort of seriously ill community-dwelling patients, patients and clinicians were more likely to agree that discussions about prognosis had occurred when patients were poorer and nonwhite. These findings contrast with the majority of studies examining the relationship between race or income and patient-physician communication about other end-of-life issues.
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