American Medical News - "76% of Patients Neglect End-of-Life Care Planning"
Although a majority of patients surveyed believe end-of-life preparation is important, less than 25% have followed through with the planning. R. Sean Morrison, MD, discusses this topic.
More than 80% of patients believe it is important to have their end-of-life wishes in writing, yet less than a quarter of them have accomplished that planning. Broaching the topic should be part of routine care, said R. Sean Morrison, MD, director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Learn more