The Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a new report titles "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life". The report highlights POLST and includes it in one of the committee's recommendations (recommendation #4, below). You can read the full IOM report here.

Recommendation 4 (Policies & Payments): encourage states to develop and implement a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm program in accordance with nationally standardized core requirements.