Who uses end-of-life care form?


Published Jan 12, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

In 2010, Oregon set up a registry for people who filled out a form called Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, or POLST. The POLST form is meant to provide guidance to physicians and others caring for someone in a life-threatening situation as to how much medical intervention a particular person wants.

Oregon researchers recently released data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing characteristics of people who filled out a POLST form.