Document Type


Publication Date



Family Medicine

MeSH Headings

Palliative care, Outpatients


We want to “die well” which includes:

• Effective symptom management

• Receiving care consistent with wishes Who achieves this, and how?

• Primary care physicians (PCPs) – Insufficient time and training

• Palliative care physicians – Better quality care and decreased health care cost in last years of life

• “Surprise Question” – “Would you be surprised if this patient dies in the next year?”

• To recognize our sickest patients and discuss goals of care and consult palliative care, if appropriate • “Advance care planning tab” – To record code status, advance directive, POLST forms, medical power of attorney


Lambrew Research Retreat

Acknowledgements: Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Our colleagues at Epic Reporting



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