Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the patient-specific Jumpstart-Tips intervention increased patient reports and clinician documentation of goals-of-care communication with patients with serious illness. In patients with stable goals, patient-reported goal-concordant care increased as well, indicating improved patient-centered care.

Good clinician communication on the goals of care for patients with serous illness is associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced intensity of end-of-life care.  However, many physicians do not talk with patients about their prognosis or the goals of care. Click here to read the full story.

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