Study: Elder care facilities need standardized advance planning

04/16/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Elder care facilities should standardize policies for advance care planning to improve quality of care and outcomes, according to a report in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. Australian researchers said using a template led to specific medical preferences being included in 97% of planning documents. Varying policies and documentation can affect a person's control over their end-of-life care options, researchers said.

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