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2020 Feb




Concordancein advance care preferences among high-risk surgical patients and surrogate health care decision makers in the perioperative setting.


Udelsman BV, Govea N, Cooper Z, Chang DC, Bader A, Meyer MJ
Surgery. 2020 Feb; 167(2):396-403.
PMID: 31668357.


Earlier studies have demonstrated poor concordance between patients' advance care preferences and those endorsed by their surrogate health care decision makers in a medical setting. This study aimed to determine concordance in the perioperative setting among high-risk patients and to identify areas for improvement.