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Newspaper/Magazine Article

You've detailed your last wishes, but doctors may not see them.

Lamas D.

Advance care planning can affect patient safety if the information is unheeded, unavailable, or unread. Reporting on a physician's experience with a patient who nearly received an unwanted intubation due to poor electronic health record data quality and design, this newspaper article describes problems associated with lack of standards for advance care planning documentation and the inability to access advance directives.