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Palliative Care

MeSH Headings

Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Palliative Care


Background and purpose:

• COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death.

• Specialty Palliative Care (PC) is underutilized in COPD patients.

•PC involvement has been shown to improve quality of life and satisfaction with overall care.

• We sought to evaluate the association of receipt of palliative medicine consultation during an admission for acute exacerbation of COPD with a documented Goals of Care conversations and/or presence of an advanced directive and/or POLST.


Lambrew Research Retreat



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