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Time to move on from advanced directives

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:68

Advance directives promise much but deliver little, writes one doctor from Texas. They were developed more than three decades ago to give patients a say in their future care, but the original concept was overoptimistic. Even the most thorough advanced …

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