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Funding Agency:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Principal Investigator:

Margaret L Schwarze, MD, MPP

Lab

The Patient Preferences Project: Better Communication for Surgical Decision Making

Division:

Vascular Surgery

Project Summary:

The purpose of this study is to test the effect of teaching trauma care providers to use the best case/worst case tool on the quality of communication. The goals of the research are to facilitate early access to palliative care for elderly trauma patients, which can reduce unwanted invasive procedures, address symptoms and clarify long-term goals.

Project Status: Currently recruiting by invitation

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