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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Life­-Sustaining Treatment Preferences: Matches And Mismatches Between Patients’ Preferences And Clinicians’ Perceptions

Authors: Lois Downey, David Au, J. Randall Curtis and Ruth A. Engelberg Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, July 2013 Clinicians erred about patients’ wishes when patients did not want treatment End of life discussions have the potential for reducing unwanted treatment, decreasing health care costs and improving quality of end of life care. Although […]

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