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Factors Related to Discordance About Prognosis Between Physicians and Surrogate Decision Makers

A recent article by Douglas White and colleagues determined the prevalence and factors related to discordance about prognosis between physicians and surrogates who are making decisions for critically ill patients (JAMA. 2016;315(19):2086-2094. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5351).  It is commonly thought that the misperceptions about prognosis by such

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