This review discusses the role of primary care clinicians in driving high-quality conversations about goals and priorities for patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
This cross-sectional study compares patterns of end-of-life care and family-rated quality of care for patients in the Veterans Affairs health system dying with different serious illnesses.
This study uses Health and Retirement survey data to examine differences in characteristics of decedents in Medicare Advantage vs fee-for-service Medicare at the end of their lives.
This qualitative study examines the beliefs and practices of primary care practitioners in discussing long-term prognosis with older adults.
This qualitative study describes the experience of bereaved caregivers and patients at the end of life who have a left ventricular assist device.
This study assesses the trends in physician-assisted suicide and other medical end-of-life practices in Switzerland.
This Viewpoint discusses the need for international cooperation in deciding how professional societies, academic medical centers, medical groups, and health care systems can best integrate physician-assisted death into their practices.
This cohort study of Medicare hospice beneficiaries examines individual characteristics, hospice program, and geographic variation in patient visits by professional staff during the last 2 days of life.
In this survey study, the authors examine timing for end-of-life discussions for patients with hematologic cancers.
This cohort study evaluates the results of a lack of data on patients’ do-not-resuscitate status as part of mortality outcomes in assessment of a hospital’s quality.