Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 7th, 2005
The system is part of OHSU's secure electronic medical records database and provides clinicians with near-immediate information when a patient's doctor has filled out a Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form or the patient has an advanced directive.
"In light of national media events, patients more often ask, 'How can I be sure my wishes will be followed''" said Susan Tolle, MD, director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Healthcare. "They are pleased to...
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