POLST Research & Data

Click here for references that include citations about the POLST Paradigm Initiative.  Additions are made as the Task Force becomes aware of articles that contain information concerning the initiative.  The list may not be comprehensive and the Task Force does not endorse content.  References are presented in chronological order with most recent first.

Please see original sources for further details about contents of these articles, all of which contain information of some type about POLST Paradigm Programs. Summaries are provided for your convenience but are not fully representative of the articles listed below. If you are aware of any articles relevant to the POLST Paradigm that are not included in this annotated bibliography, please forward the reference to polst@ohsu.edu.

Oregon POLST Registry Reports

Other Publications

Pathways to POLST Registry Development  Utilization of health information technology to enhance availability of medical records and other information has increased dramatically in recent years. This is also true for advance care planning documents, especially POLST forms. Many states have developed or are considering the development of POLST registries or other electronic solutions for document completion, storage, and access for health care professionals. This report serves as an attempt to summarize the varied pathways of POLST registry development in seven states with endorsed POLST Paradigm programs.