Project Information

Who Will Speak for You?

Project Description: An AHRQ study reveals: • Less than 50% of the severely/terminally ill patients studied had an Advance Directive (AD) in their medical record • Only 12% of patients with an AD received input from their physician in its development • Between 65 - 76% of MDs whose patients had an AD were not aware that it existed • Having an AD did not increase documentation in the medical chart regarding patient preferences Additional research demonstrates that, though patients are asked about ADs, completion rates are only 5 - 15%.

QPI: Anne, Meiring, (

Collaborators: Lee, Policy, (


UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

MeSH Keywords: Advance Directives