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.
Jarrett, Benjamin; Strumpf, Isabella; and Hutchinson, Rebecca, "Impact of palliative care consultations for patients admitted to Maine Medical Center with acute exacerbations of COPD" (2019). Maine Medical Center. 695.