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MKSAP quiz on COPD

live. In hospice care, treatment goals are refocused from cure and life-prolonging therapy toward maintaining the highest possible quality of life. ... In patients with COPD, parameters that portend a poor prognosis and trigger more extensive discussions
April 2016

Recent Research

Palliative care should be implemented immediately after the fracture and include “effective communication, care planning and coordination, symptoms management, psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement support, and end-of-life care,” the
December 2014

DNR: An order ignored

Upon admission, the Smiths clearly explained the husband's wishes about his end-of-life care. ... Williams, and informed him of the patient's end-of-life plans. Typically, Dr.
January 2014

Notes from the field: Hospital medicine in Japan

The cost of care for the most elderly patients in Japan continues to rise, especially with end-of-life care. ... This is where hospitalists can help. With a focus on quality and efficiency, communication and end-of-life care, they can potentially
January 2017

Most ICU patients die within 24 hours of terminal withdrawal of mechanical ventilation

Researchers performed a secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized trial meant to improve end-of-life care for ICU patients at 14 Washington hospitals. ... Characterization of the factors that predict time to death may inform family-caregiver
August 2010

In the News

It examines variations in the use of medical resources to treat patients at the end of life, as well as quality-of-care metrics about processes of care, patient experience and ... In the area of end-of-life care, for example, 49% of chronically ill
February 2013

Recent Research

56.8% of these patients at the end of life having at least 1 hospitalization in 2013 compared to 70.5% in 1999. ... These findings may be due to increasing recognition of the importance of hospice and patient-centered care at the end of life, the study
October 2015

LTAC use, med adherence after MI, and more

The results show high rates of hospital readmission from PAC facilities at the end of life, which may lead to lower-quality end-of-life care for these patients and higher ... The findings “could inform conversations with patients near the end of life
September 2018

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Researchers performed a secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized trial meant to improve end-of-life care for ICU patients at 14 Washington hospitals. ... Characterization of the factors that predict time to death may inform family-caregiver
February 2011

Better endings are possible

Patients need ideal medical care at the end of life, but they don't always get it. ... Really, end-of-life care is not yet standardized,” said Stephen Bekanich, MD, a hospitalist and medical director of the University of Utah Hospital's palliative care
June 2010

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