Journal Article

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

Walker E; McMahan R; Barnes D; Katen M; Lamas D; Sudore R.

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.