End-of-Life Talks DOA? New System Seeks Remedy
Bridget M. Kuehn
March 15, 2016, Medscape
CHICAGO — An intervention that included physician training, a system for identifying patients nearing the end of life, and electronic medical record prompts led to more and earlier end-of-life discussions, according to new research.
In a cluster-randomized trial, a systematic intervention involving the discussion of end-of-life care was compared with usual care in adult oncology outpatients. …