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When Doctor and Decision-Maker Have Different Expectations

New research shows that more than half of surrogate decision-makers have significantly different estimates, compared to their doctor's, of the chances that their critically ill loved one will survive, and that this discordance is most often due to the decision-maker holding fundamentally different and overly optimistic beliefs about the patient's prognosis.

 

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