Effect of a disease-specific advance care planning intervention on end-of-life care.

@article{Kirchhoff2012EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a disease-specific advance care planning intervention on end-of-life care.},
  author={Karin T. Kirchhoff and Bernard J. Hammes and Karen A. Kehl and Linda A Briggs and Roger L. Brown},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={
          946-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare patient preferences for end-of-life care with care received at the end of life. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial was conducted with individuals with congestive heart failure or end-stage renal disease and their surrogates who were randomized to receive patient-centered advance care planning (PC-ACP) or usual care. SETTING Two centers in Wisconsin with associated clinics and dialysis units. PARTICIPANTS Of the 313 individuals and their surrogates who completed… CONTINUE READING
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