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, (email@example.com)
Collaborators: Lee, Policy, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None
MeSH Keywords: Advance Directives