Intervention Protocol

Advance care planning for end-of-life care

  1. Dirk Houttekier1,*,
  2. Joachim Cohen1,
  3. Filip Cools2,3,
  4. Luc Deliens1,4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Published Online: 15 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009618


How to Cite

Houttekier D, Cohen J, Cools F, Deliens L. Advance care planning for end-of-life care (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009618. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009618.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End-of-Life Care Research Group Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 2

    CEBAM, Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Leuven, Belgium

  3. 3

    UZ Brussel, Departement Neonatology, Brussels, Belgium

  4. 4

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and Palliative Care Center of Expertise, Brussels, Belgium

*Dirk Houttekier, End-of-Life Care Research Group Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. dirk.houttekier@vub.ac.be.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 15 FEB 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective is to examine whether end-of-life care involving advance care planning, as compared to end-of-life care without or with a less structured form of advance care planning, results in fewer hospital admissions or less use of treatments with a primary life-prolonging or curative intent near the end of life and fewer hospital deaths.