Preferences of HIV-infected patients for aggressive versus palliative care

Joan M. Teno, Vincent Mor, John Fleishman

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To the Editor: Recent articles have noted that the validity of patients' preferences may be limited by requests for futile therapy1 and by irrational choices.2 Although these must be considered when informed consent is obtained and shared medical decision making is undertaken, the degree to which patients and their physicians discuss patients' preferences remains an important obstacle to patients' participation in medical decisions. As part of a multicommunity evaluation of the AIDS Health Services Program,3 we examined the association between the preferences of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus for modes of medical care and their reports of the.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1140
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 18 1991
Externally publishedYes

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