More prep for end-of-life care

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Nearly half of California nursing home residents have engaged in end-of-life planning, according to a new study.

University of California-Los Angeles researchers analyzed 296,276 Minimum Data Sets to determine how many Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms were voluntarily filled out by residents. 

The POLST forms had a 49% completion rate by the end of 2011, according to the results.