Advance directives: making them more available to hospitals patients.

H. A. Buchtel, C. Anderson, K. Adams, Douglas E Johnson-Greene

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This article details methods developed to facilitate patients' understanding and execution of an advance directive (e.g., living will, treatment preferences, and durable power of attorney for healthcare). The approach takes advantage of the computerization of patient records, using automatically generated e-mail messages sent to an advance directives consultation team.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalHospital Topics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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