Clinician-Family Communication About Patients' Values and Preferences in Intensive Care Units.

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Summary of "Clinician-Family Communication About Patients' Values and Preferences in Intensive Care Units."

Little is known about whether clinicians and surrogate decision makers follow recommended strategies for shared decision making by incorporating intensive care unit (ICU) patients' values and preferences into treatment decisions.


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Name: JAMA internal medicine
ISSN: 2168-6114


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