Advance directives and physicians orders in nursing home residents with dementia in Flanders, Belgium: prevalence and associated outcomes
International Psychogeriatrics, 05/15/2012
Vandervoort A et al. – Whereas general practitioners’ treatment orders (GP orders) are relatively common among residents with dementia, advance patient directives and a legal representative are relatively uncommon. Nursing home residents receiving palliative care are more likely to have a GP order. GP orders may affect place of death.