suggested that half of the medical directives are not
delivered to the hospital or nursing home because the
documents were placed in "safekeeping" in a drawer,
a lockbox, or a safety deposit box. The reason: the
documents are simply too bulky to carry around all the
time. MedNotice solves this problem by giving you a
wallet card. The card gives medical personnel immediate
access to your medical directive.
found that only 26% of incapacitated patients with advance
directives had their directives recognized "under clinical
circumstances when they should be invoked." This study
implied that the hospital admissions process was not
adequately determining the existence of previously-written
advance directives, securing those directives, and placing
them into the patient's chart.