New POLST Research Studies Effectiveness

A recently published article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reports on research into the effectiveness of POLST. The study, led by Susan Hickman, surveyed nursing homes in Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin to determine how frequently treatment is consistent with wishes recorded on a POLST form. The study finds that patient wishes recorded on a POLST form are honored 94% of the time in the facilities studied.

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