Accession Number:

ADA445113

Title:

An Examination of the Use of Advance Directives at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2003-Apr 2005

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HOSPITAL BREMERTON WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This retrospective, exploratory, qualitative review of 1,976 inpatient charts of patients 18 years or older and hospitalized during fiscal year 2003, examined the recognition of pre-existing advance directives and compliance with patient treatment preferences at the Naval Hospital Bremerton. The study showed that the Naval Hospital Bremerton had 39 completed advance directives on file. An additional 374 patients, 217 female and 157 male, claimed to have executed advance directives, but there were no directives found in the inpatient records. The study also identified patients who expressed a desire to execute an advance directive.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE