The National POLST Paradigm improves the quality of care for patients who are seriously ill or frail by creating a voluntary system that elicits, documents and honors patient medical treatment wishes through portable medical orders. A Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradigm Form is completed based on conversations between patients and health care professionals about goals of care, quality of life, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options.
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POLST Paradigm Programs
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