Concordance Between Self-Reported Completion of Advance Care Planning Documentation and Availability of Documentation in Australian Health and Residential Aged Care Services
Kimberly Buck, Karen M Detering, Annabel Pollard, Marcus Sellars, Rasa Ruseckaite, Helana Kelly, Benjamin P White, Craig Sinclair, Linda Nolte
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019
CONTEXT: Advance care planning (ACP) documentation needs to be available at the point of care to guide and inform medical treatment decision-making. OBJECTIVE: To examine concordance between self-reported completion of ACP documentation and self-reported storage of the documentation at the person's current point of care with the availability of the documentation in that person's health record. METHODS: A national multicenter audit of health records and a self-report survey of eligible audit participants in 51 Australian health and residential aged care services. The audit assessed availability of ACP documentation in the health record, whereas the survey assessed self-reported completion and..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. The funder had no role in the study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of this article; or the decision to submit the article for publication.