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The public's perspectives on advance directives: Implications for state legislative and regulatory policy


  • Pollack, Keshia M.
  • Morhaim, Dan
  • Williams, Michael A.


Objectives Determine the prevalence of advance directives (ADs) in Maryland and identify the barriers and enablers to their adoption, in order to guide the formulation of state legislative policy.Methods Cross-sectional survey administered over the telephone to a representative age-stratified random sample of 1195 Maryland adults.Results Approximately 34% (n = 401) of Maryland adults reported having an AD. Older adults (65+ years) were more likely than younger adults (18-64 years) to have ADs (pÂ

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  • Pollack, Keshia M. & Morhaim, Dan & Williams, Michael A., 2010. "The public's perspectives on advance directives: Implications for state legislative and regulatory policy," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 96(1), pages 57-63, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:96:y:2010:i:1:p:57-63

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    1. Bravo, Gina & Dubois, Marie-France & Wagneur, Bernard, 2008. "Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to promote advance directives among older adults: A systematic review and multi-level analysis," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 67(7), pages 1122-1132, October.
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