Americans Rarely Write Wills – Part 2 of 2
These evidence indicate racial and educational disparities in advance directive completion and highlight the need for education about their role in facilitating end-of-life decisions,” Dr Jaya Rao, who conducted the examine while an associate professor in the division of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of North Carolina, said in a journal news release. Lack of awareness was the most common reason for not having an advance directive.
Some earlier studies have shown that health care costs are highest during the final years of life, but the use of advance directives reduces Medicare spending and the likelihood of in-hospital death. “Given the current discussions about implementing various models of salubrity care delivery, including the patient-centered medical home, end-of-life issues need to come to the forefront of planning efforts full article. Hopefully, these findings will contribute to the current subject conversations about end-of-life care”.