End-of-life care planning: improving documentation of advance directives in the outpatient clinic using electronic medical records.

@article{Hayek2014EndoflifeCP,
  title={End-of-life care planning: improving documentation of advance directives in the outpatient clinic using electronic medical records.},
  author={Salim S Hayek and Ria Nieva and Frank E Corrigan and Amy Z Zhou and Uma Mudaliar and David A. Mays and Michael Massoomi and Nurcan Ilksoy},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1348-52}
}
BACKGROUND The right to self-determination is fundamental in clinical ethics. End-of-life conversations and advance directives (ADs), in addition to preserving this right, have been shown to decrease the likelihood of in-hospital death, improve the quality of care, and lower health costs in the final week of life. Despite these benefits, the rates of AD documentation are poor. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of an electronic medical record (EMR)-based reminder in improving… CONTINUE READING
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