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
They stressed that few studies have been done on end-of-life care in Asian American patients and said more research is needed in this area. ... Further research is needed to understand these potential [end-of-life] care disparities by exploring
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.
Noninvasive ventilation was associated with better end-of-life care measures. In the past two decades, the use of noninvasive ventilation in older patients hospitalized in the last 30 days of ... Measures of end-of-life care included in-hospital death in
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
The primary outcome was the association of DNR reversal with readmission to the same or different hospital from the initial hospital. ... Results were published online on Dec. 2 by Critical Care Medicine.
Two of the studies also had physicians judge what the patients' life expectancy would have been if no error had occurred. ... Mortality rates are also affected by hospice enrollment and end-of-life care intensity, which are potential alternative targets