Recommendations for Best Communication Practices to Facilitate Goal-concordant Care for Seriously Ill Older Patients With Emergency Surgical Conditions.

@article{Cooper2016RecommendationsFB,
  title={Recommendations for Best Communication Practices to Facilitate Goal-concordant Care for Seriously Ill Older Patients With Emergency Surgical Conditions.},
  author={Zara R Cooper and Luca Anna Koritsanszky and Christy E. Cauley and Julia L Frydman and Rachelle E Bernacki and Anne Charlotte Mosenthal and Atul A. Gawande and Susan Dale Block},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={263 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To address the need for improved communication practices to facilitate goal-concordant care in seriously ill, older patients with surgical emergencies. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Improved communication is increasingly recognized as a central element in providing goal-concordant care and reducing health care utilization and costs among seriously ill older patients. Given high rates of surgery in the last weeks of life, high risk of poor outcomes after emergency operations in these… CONTINUE READING
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