Surrogate decision-makers' perspectives on discussing prognosis in the face of uncertainty.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Jan 1; 179(1):48-53
Evans LR, Boyd EA, Malvar G, Apatira L, Luce JM, Lo B, White DB. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Jan 1; 179(1):48-53
Many physicians avoid discussing prognosis in the face of uncertainty, but the desire of patients and family members is unknown. This study evaluates the surrogate decision-makers' views on uncertain prognostic information. The vast majority of surrogates understands the inherent difficulty of predicting outcomes in critical illness...
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