Avoiding States Worse Than Death: A Novel and Patient-centered Outcome for Studies of Older Persons and Those with Serious Illness


The objective of this research is to develop an outcome measure for clinical trials in older adults and patients with serious illness that incorporates both survival and avoidance of suffering. In this proposal, we describe the first phase of this work by exploring the concept of SWD among older patients with serious illness using semi-structured interviews and qualitative analysis.

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July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021