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Advance care planning documentation practices and accessibility in the electronic health record: implications for patient safety.

Walker E, McMahan R, Barnes D, et al. Advance Care Planning Documentation Practices and Accessibility in the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Patient Safety. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018;55(2):256-264. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.09.018.

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March 28, 2018
Walker E, McMahan R, Barnes D, et al. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018;55(2):256-264.

This study found that electronic health record documentation of patients' preferences for advance care planning was incomplete. Only half of participants had documented preferences available, and the documentation was often difficult to locate and interpret. The authors conclude that electronic health records should be designed to better capture patients' preferences.

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Walker E, McMahan R, Barnes D, et al. Advance Care Planning Documentation Practices and Accessibility in the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Patient Safety. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018;55(2):256-264. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.09.018.