Survey of medical records demonstrates effectiveness of POLST

December 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;12/1/2011, p141
The article discusses a study on the effectiveness of the Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program, which was created to document the treatment preferences of patients. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, shows that POLST is useful in making sure that patients' preferences for life-sustaining treatments are honored. Included are comments from Naomi Karp, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute.


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