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Surrogates overly confident of patients' treatment preferences

By Yale Daily News  
   December 04, 2018

A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has found that surrogates’ confidence in their ability to make treatment decisions on patients’ behalf far exceeded their actual knowledge of the patients’ preferences. Surrogates are individuals, often spouses or partners, designated to make medical decisions on patients’ behalf if they are unable to do so.

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