TITLE

Several instruments are accurate for evaluating patient capacity for medical treatment decision-making

AUTHOR(S)
Howell, Joel
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;11/15/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 5, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the accuracy of instruments to detect incapacity for medical treatment decision-making in patients without significant comorbid psychiatric conditions. Prevalence of incapacity ranged from 6 percent in elderly controls to 73 percent in elderly patients having Alzheimer's disease. Several instruments were found to be accurate for evaluating capacity for medical treatment decision-making in patients that do not have severe psychiatric conditions.
ACCESSION #
69859159

 

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