The Oregonian discusses recent groundbreaking research about POLST

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) has published a groundbreaking study written by researchers at Oregon Health Science University. The article examines the relationship between what POLST orders are selected and where people ultimately die. These results indicate the value that POLST has for patients with serious illness or frailty who want to document their treatment wishes. Read the article here.

Landmark Study on POLST Published

June 9, 2014: Researchers from Oregon published a groundbreaking article on POLST in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). The article examines the relationship between what POLST orders are selected and where people ultimately die, reflected in the bar graph below. The study proved that the wishes of those with POLST orders were honored. Read the article here.