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Care near the end of life is expensive and frequently not aligned with the expressed preferences of decedents, creating an opportunity to improve value, or increase quality while lowering cost. This review examines publications from 2017 and 2018 on interventions and policies associated with high-value end-of-life care. Innovations in video and web-based advance care planning are promising to improve preference-congruent care at low cost.
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Name: Current opinion in supportive and palliative care
High-quality EOL care depends on thoroughly assessing terminally ill patients' preferences for end-of-life (EOL) care and tailoring care to individual needs. Studies on predictors of EOL-care preferen...
Quality of life (QoL) decreases in very old age, and is strongly related to health outcomes and mortality. Understanding the predictors of QoL and change in QoL amongst the oldest old may suggest pote...
End-of-life care is often overly aggressive and inconsistent with patients' preferences. Although end-of-life care could therefore be a natural target for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in thei...
This study aimed to examine risk factors and quality of life of patients with high diabetes-related distress (DRD) in primary care.
To investigate the patterns and predictors of palliative care (PC) utilization across ICU- and non ICU-managed patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) during end-of-life hospitalization.
A small bladder capacity and more frequent urgency episodes were predictors of OAB-wet, and the above findings might indicate that OAB-wet and OAB-dry are a continuum of OAB. Older age, hi...
Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living longer with the advent of medical advances such as prophylactic penicillin, chronic transfusion, and hydroxyurea. Despite greater longevi...
The purposes of this study are: 1. To identify and quantify the health utilities and quality of life experienced by patients who have been diagnosed with MDS and what are their predictors....
Stress and anxiety can worsen quality of life in patients seen in primary care practices. Patients at predetermined practices age 20-65 receive psychosocial screening instruments for anxie...
A systematic evaluation of predictors of health related quality of life (HRQoL) leads to multiple level of data analysis. The aim of the herein described observational project is to create...
Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.
A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.
The initial life support care of the severely injured patient.
Systems that provide all or most of the items necessary for maintaining life and health. Provisions are made for the supplying of oxygen, food, water, temperature and pressure control, disposition of carbon dioxide and body waste. The milieu may be a spacecraft, a submarine, or the surface of the moon. In medical care, usually under hospital conditions, LIFE SUPPORT CARE is available. (From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary)
Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.