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Florida’s UF Health wants every patient to have an advance directive

A recent audit of the electronic health records of deceased patients at the University of Florida's Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., found that 47 percent had filed advance directives with UF Health. That represents huge progress from 2013, when the number was more like 6-8 percent, according to Anthony Clarizio, executive director of UF Health Shands HomeCare, but still not good enough.