Association of goals of care meetings for hospitalized cancer patients at risk for critical care with patient outcomes.

@article{Apostol2015AssociationOG,
  title={Association of goals of care meetings for hospitalized cancer patients at risk for critical care with patient outcomes.},
  author={Colleen C Apostol and Julie M Waldfogel and Elizabeth R. Pfoh and Donald C List and Lynn S Billing and Suzanne Amato Nesbit and Sydney Morss Dy},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={386-90}
}
BACKGROUND Caring for cancer patients with advanced and refractory disease requires communication about care preferences, particularly when patients become ill enough to be at risk for critical care interventions potentially inconsistent with their preferences. AIM To describe the use of goals of care discussions in patients with advanced/refractory cancer at risk for critical care interventions and evaluate associations between these discussions and outcomes. DESIGN Cohort study describing… CONTINUE READING
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