Ariane Le Chevallier

End-of-life Care Wishes can be Overlooked if Forms Can't be Found in a Crisis

New feature makes it easier for OHSU to find any form in statewide POLST registry with the click of a button

PORTLAND, Oregon – OHSU has taken a new step in making sure that end-of-life care wishes for OHSU patients are honored, creating a new feature where health professionals can electronically find any Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, form in the Oregon POLST registry, regard

Care received at end of life varies drastically by state

New data comparing Oregon to Washington and rest of country show complexity of care near end of life

PORTLAND, Ore. – People with serious illness or frailty in Oregon are more likely to have their end-of-life care wishes honored, and, consequently, less likely to be hospitalized and more likely to use home hospice services compared with Washington state and the rest of the country, according to

Oregon's new birth control law increases access, but more still to be done

Viewpoint in JAMA highlights remaining barriers to birth control access in Oregon, with nationwide implications

PORTLAND, Ore.– Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, University of Minnesota School of Public Health and George Mason University applaud Oregon's new birth control law which allows women age 18 or older to obtain some methods of hormonal contraception directly from pharmacies, w

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