Results were published in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine. ... More important is the concept of ‘physiologic age,’ as evidenced by number of comorbidities and hypotension.”.
Then the other third of our consults are to help with end-of-life care. ... As far as seeing new patients, it's usually for goals of care.
One of the most difficult decisions that patients, families and physicians face involves end-of-life care. ... This change in preferences around end-of-life care is not unusual. A study led by Terri Fried, MD, of Yale University, an expert in end-of-life
and symptom management, as measured by the End-of-Life in Dementia—Symptom Management (SM-EOLD), where scores range from 0 to 27. ... family caregivers' satisfaction with care during the last 48 hours of life as assessed by the End-of-Life in
Image from Thinkstock. One solution to this problem may be better use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), a form that translates the end-of-life preferences of patients ... with the ICU or with making decisions for a loved one at
pain not related to cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. ... All recommendations are category A (apply to all patients outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care) except recommendation 10 (designated
Later decisions also could reduce the time available to provide end-of-life care. ... The study was published in the July Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The authors also looked at the type and amount of end-of-life care that patients received, according to electronic medical records. ... 38%; P=0.01). Fewer patients receiving early palliative care also received aggressive end-of-life care (33% vs.
You and colleagues offered a framework for communicating with inpatients at high risk of dying and helping them and their families make decisions about end-of-life care. ... limited time to patients and families who are probably in the greatest need of
13, looked at the use of postacute care (PAC) facilities by Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life. ... 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