- Among the 244 conferences that addressed a decision about goals of care, 63 (25.8%) contained no information exchange or deliberation about patients’ values and preferences.
- Clinicians and surrogates exchanged information about patients’ values and preferences in 167 (68.4%) of the conferences and specifically deliberated about how the patients’ values applied to the decision in 108 (44.3%).
- Important end-of-life considerations, such as physical, cognitive, and social functioning or spirituality were each discussed in 87 (35.7%) or less of the conferences; surrogates provided a substituted judgement in 33 (13.5%); and clinicians made treatment recommendations based on patients’ values and preferences in 20 conferences (8.2%).
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Published on : Tue, 23 Apr 2019
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