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
Q: What led you to focus on end-of-life care as an administrator? ... End-of-life care really has problems with it in so many different ways.
At the end of the defined time period, Dr. Schwartz said, the family and physician should sit down together to discuss results and plan what should—or should not—happen next. ... In addition, Dr. Schwartz reminded physicians that they should make
Health care transitions during the last three days of life, which the study authors considered a burdensome pattern of care, increased from 10.3% in 2000 to a high of ... The stabilization in rates of ICU use at the end of life should be seen as an
Participants then discuss the patient and his preferences and values at the end of life before requesting small, joyful wishes. ... Clinicians and managers said that having enthusiastic champions, prioritizing improved end-of-life care, and having a
The frequency of hospitalization increased over the year, particularly the last two months of life. ... of life underscores the complexity of the HF [heart failure] journey and illustrates why it is difficult to organize optimal end-of-life care by
15 Annals of Internal Medicine. While guidelines have been written in the past to address certain aspects of end-of-life care, such as the assessment and treatment of pain, no ... Q: The guidelines' introduction says that high-quality evidence on
There is a perception that high doses of opioids are bad, but these are sometimes needed when a patient is near the end of life.”. ... Keep visitors out of the patient room. Except for special circumstances, such as at end of life, prisoners are not
The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available. This month's main story focuses on feeding tubes in advanced dementia and why decisions about placement can be complicated even though ... This month's Q&A and Expert Analysis focus on end-of-life
The health care team has arranged a family meeting to address end-of-life care. ... The cornerstone of establishing goals of care in the end-of-life setting is to communicate in a patient-centered, open-ended format.