Advance Directives (ADs) have been shown to be associated with increased patient satisfaction with end-of-life care, decreased in-hospital deaths, and decreased end-of-life costs in high-cost regions. Nationally, prevalence of ADs has increased over the last 20 years, but the majority of patients still have not completed an AD. A significant obstacle to completion is lack of awareness. A presentation to increase knowledge regarding ADs among primary care staff was created to address this.
Hinesburg Family Practice
Advance Directive, Advance Care Planning, End of Life Care, Healthcare agent, Living will, Vermont
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Donnelly, Laura K., "Increasing Advance Directive Knowledge among Healthcare Professionals" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 238.
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