Advance care planning in primary care, only for severely ill patients? A structured review

Background.Increasing medical possibilities, ageing of the population and the growing number of people with chronic illness appears to make advance care planning (ACP) inevitable. However, to what extent and how primary care providers (PCPs) provide ACP in daily practice is largely unknown. Objective.To provide an overview of the actual practice of ACP in primary care. Methods.We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library for empirical studies that described the practice of ACP with patients in primary health care. Studies focussing on non-adult patients, and hospital or nursing homeRead More