TableĀ 5

Process measures: frequency, timing and quality of conversations

OutcomeMeasure
FrequencyChart review of outpatient oncology progress notes to determine the percentage of intervention and control patients who had documentation of goals of care before death
TimingChart review of outpatient oncology progress notes to determine the timing of the first documented goals-of-care conversation before death in intervention and control patients
QualityChart review of outpatient oncology documentation to assess retrievability (Advance Care Planning Section of EMR vs progress notes vs other locations) and to compare the number of key elements addressed in documented goals of care conversations in intervention and control patients
  • EMR, electronic medical record.