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Funding Agency:

National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)

Principal Investigator:

Margaret L Schwarze, MD, MPP


The Patient Preferences Project: Better Communication for Surgical Decision Making


Vascular Surgery

Project Summary:

We are studying a communication tool designed to help older patients make decisions about dialysis and receive earlier access to palliative care. The goals of the research are to demonstrate that nephrologists can learn to use the communication tool, to assess the feasibility of study procedures for later use in a large-scale efficacy study, and to evaluate measured effects in order to estimate sample size and ensure future study outcomes are clinically meaningful.

Project Status: Currently recruiting by invitation Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System