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Objective 20: Increase the use of advance care planning.

STRATEGIES

20.1 Promote completion of advanced care planning documents for all cancer patients near the time of diagnosis or early in treatment.

20.2 Use electronic medical record to prompt provider patient conversation about end of life and document completion of advanced care planning health care directive.

20.3 Educate clinic staff to facilitate culturally competent conversations about advance care planning.

20.4 Improve accessibility of advanced care planning documents within health care systems’ electronic medical records.

20.5 Educate health professionals and first responders about physician orders for completion and use of life-sustaining treatment (POLST).

MEASURES


Patients up to age 65 with documentation in their medical
record of a surrogate decision maker or advance care plan.

No Data Available

Patients age 65 and older with documentation in their medical record of a surrogate decision maker or advance care plan.i

Available in 2011

i. National Committee for Quality Assurance. Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set; Appendix 1 – HEDIS 2009 Summary Table of Measures, Product Lines and Changes, 2009.