The effects of advance care planning on end-of-life care: A systematic review

  title={The effects of advance care planning on end-of-life care: A systematic review},
  author={Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg and Judith A. C. Rietjens and Agnes van der Heide},
  journal={Palliative Medicine},
  pages={1000 - 1025}
Background: Advance care planning is the process of discussing and recording patient preferences concerning goals of care for patients who may lose capacity or communication ability in the future. [] Key Method Data sources: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE and PsycINFO databases for experimental and observational studies on the effects of advance care planning published in 2000–2012. Results: The search yielded 3571 papers, of which 113 were relevant for this review.

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