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The purpose of this project was to determine the percent of the adult patient population at one family practice in Vermont with completed advanced care planning documentation available to health care providers and work to increase that percentage. The majority of this project was spent completing a chart review to find the advanced care planning documentation present in the current electronic health record, Epic, the previous electronic health record, ECW, or registered with the Vermont Advance Directive Registry. Efforts were also made to increase the percent of adult patients with advanced care planning documentation through conversations with patients during wellness and chronic care visits. Overall, in this practice approximately 14% of adult patients were found to have completed advanced care planning documentation which is less than the national average of approximately 33% of all adults. Discussion of further research on how to increase this percentage is ongoing.
Green Mountain Family Practice
advance care planning, health care agent, Vermont
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Golinker, Amy B., "Increasing Access to Advanced Care Planning Documentation" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 746.