Advance care planning for end-of-life care

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Dirk Houttekier,

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    1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End-of-Life Care Research Group Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 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.

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  • Joachim Cohen,

    1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End-of-Life Care Research Group Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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  • Filip Cools,

    1. CEBAM, Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Leuven, Belgium
    2. UZ Brussel, Departement Neonatology, Brussels, Belgium
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  • Luc Deliens

    1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End-of-Life Care Research Group Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    2. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and Palliative Care Center of Expertise, Brussels, Belgium
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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.

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