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Physician: 'I almost killed a patient' due to advance directive

from HealthLeaders Media

From May 7: According to the author Philip Betbeze: While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families and health care costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician. This can lead to irreversible medical errors. I recently wrote about the idea of making advance directives a condition of obtaining Medicare benefits. Such a move, one major healthcare CEO told me, would be a great way to help reduce the cost of care for patients at the end of life, where so much expensive treatment with dubious results takes place. more


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