Tag: end-of-life

1. A web-based decision aid was developed to help improve communication between clinicians and patient-surrogates for patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation. 2. Physicians and families had very different expectations about patients’ prognoses, and this did not improve with the decision aid. Forty three percent of surrogates reported that the program...
1. In this retrospective study, the majority of children studied died of chronic conditions or congenital illnesses in institutional settings (intensive care unit , emergency department , or non-ICU institution). 2. Health care costs increased most notably during the last 5 months of life, more than doubling for children who...