The Oregon POLST Registry: A Preliminary Study of Emergency Medical Services Utlization Terri A. Schmidt, Elizabeth A. Olszewski, Dana Zive, Erik K. Fromme, Susan W. Tolle, The Oregon Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Registry: A Preliminary Study of Emergency Medical Services Utilization, The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 796-805, ISSN 0736-4679, 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.07.081.
Validaiton of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: Electronic Registry to Guide Emergency Care Olszewski, Newgard C, Zive D, Schmidt TA, McConnell KJ. Validation of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: Electronic Registry to Guide Emergency Care J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jul; 60(7):1384-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04027.x
POLST Registry Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Other Patient Treatment Preferences Fromme EK, Zive D, Schmidt TA, Olszewski E, Tolle SW. POLST Registry Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Other Patient Treatment Preferences. JAMA. 2012;307(1):34-35. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1956.
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.