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ERIC Number: EJ378568
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Geriatric Medical Decisions: Factors Influencing Allocation of Scarce Resources and the Decision to Withhold Treatment.
Wetle, Terrie; And Others
Gerontologist, v28 n3 p336-43 Jun 1988
Examined models for predicting treatment decisions of physicians, nurses, and social workers within acute and long-term care settings. Elicited treatment choices to vignettes regarding decisions to allocate scarce medical resource and to withhold treatment from debilitated patient. Primarily medical factors predicted decision to allocate resources; combination of medical, societal, and situational factors predicted decision to withhold treatment. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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