Daughters make more decisions on parents’ care, study finds

Daughters make more decisions on parents’ care, study finds

Family members are making decisions for nearly half of elderly patients who end up in the hospital, and in most cases daughters are the ones who must make the tough choices, a new study finds.

Because elderly hospital patients are frequently too impaired to make their own medical decisions, many need a surrogate decision maker. Researchers found that daughters step in for almost 60 percent of those cases, according to the report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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