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Improving completion of advance directives in the primary care setting: a randomized controlled trial.

Authors
  • Heiman, Heather
  • Bates, David W
  • Fairchild, David
  • Shaykevich, Shimon
  • Lehmann, Lisa Soleymani
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
117
Issue
5
Pages
318–324
Identifiers
PMID: 15336581
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mailing health care proxy and living will forms and literature to patients before an appointment at which their physicians received a reminder about advance directives yielded a small but significant improvement in completion of these documents. A physician reminder alone did not have an effect.

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