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Advance Care Planning in Cognitive Disorders Clinic

2019-03-12 04:25:17 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Advance care planning among patients with cognitive disorders poses unique challenges to clinicians. To improve planning in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, the researchers suggest a routine, standardized approach to these conversations. The main outcome measure is the rate of entry of Advance Directive completion in the patient's Electronic Health Record (EHR). A control group of similar patients from another provider specializing in cognitive disorders will be used to tease out confounding variable effects.

Study Design

Conditions

Advance Care Planning

Intervention

Advance Care Planning

Location

Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, UF Health Medical Plaza
Gainesville
Florida
United States
32610

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Florida

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-03-12T04:25:17-0400

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