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Association of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Form Use With End-of-Life Care Quality Metrics in Patients With Cancer.
PURPOSE Many patients with advanced cancer receive aggressive treatment near the end of life. The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is an innovation that converts patientExpand
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The Quality of POLST Completion to Guide Treatment: A 2-State Study.
OBJECTIVES Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) need to be complete and consistent to allow health care personnel to honor patient preferences in a time of emergency. The purpose ofExpand
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Nurse practitioners' completion of Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment forms in West Virginia: A secondary analysis of 12 months of data from the state registry
Background and purpose: Advanced care planning documents, such as the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), require authorized medical provider signatures; only recently have nurseExpand
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POST Forms More Than Advance Directives Associated With Out-of-Hospital Death: Insights From a State Registry.
CONTEXT Patients' end-of-life care outcomes often do not reflect their preferences. Ninety-two percent of West Virginians prefer to die outside the hospital, yet only 58.8% do. OBJECTIVES ToExpand
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Physician Orders for Life‐Sustaining Treatment Medical Intervention Orders and In‐Hospital Death Rates: Comparable Patterns in Two State Registries
Conflict of Interest: The editor in chief has reviewed the conflict of interest checklist provided by the authors and has determined that the authors have no financial or any other kind of personalExpand
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Benefits of physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) forms on end-of-life care in cancer patients: Insights from the West Virginia registry.
10006Background: The West Virginia POST form, a POLST Paradigm form (www.polst.org), converts patient preferences into medical orders and implements advance care planning for patients with advanced...
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Comparison of Patients’ Practices and End-of-Life Outcomes with Use of Advance Directives and the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Program: Insights from a Statewide Registry (FR415-C)
Objectives Report the rate of advance directive and POST form completion in West Virginia. Compare out-of-death outcomes by type of form submitted, advance directive versus POST form. OriginalExpand
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