End-of-life care wishes often aren't entered in medical records

04/2/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Elderly patients and their families may discuss end-of-life care preferences with physicians but that information often is not added to medical records, so their wishes may not be honored, according to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine. A survey found patient and family wishes for end-of-life care were documented in medical records in just 30% of cases.

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