Clinical decision support technology to increase advance care planning in the primary care setting.

@article{Tung2011ClinicalDS,
  title={Clinical decision support technology to increase advance care planning in the primary care setting.},
  author={Ericka E Tung and Kristin Vickers and Kandace Lackore and Rosa L. Cabanela and Julie Hathaway and Rajeev Chaudhry},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={230-5}
}
Physicians are often unable to guide patients through the advance care planning (ACP) process due to cost and time constraints. We conducted a retrospective analysis in the primary care setting targeting older adults without an advance medical directive (AMD). An ACP educational packet was sent to intervention patients before their health maintenance examination (HME). Additionally, their physicians had access to a computerized clinical decision support system on AMD completion at the time of… CONTINUE READING