Erik K. Fromme, M.D., M.C.R., FAAHPM

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Dr. Fromme’s research investigates using computers to improve doctors’ abilities to assess patient symptoms and quality of life. He is also studying the accuracy of survival predictions, ways to improve care transitions for seriously ill patients leaving the hospital, spirituality in patients receiving radiation therapy and how pediatric intensivists counsel parents in the intensive care unit.

Selected Publications

"A study to improve communication between clinicians and patients with advanced heart failure: Methods and challenges behind the working to improve discussions about defibrillator management trial," Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Vol: 48, Issue: 6, Page 1236-1246) - 2014

"Association between physician orders for life-sustaining treatment for scope of treatment and in-hospital death in Oregon," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol: 62, Issue: 7, Page 1246-1251) - 2014

"Concordance of out-of-hospital and emergency department cardiac arrest resuscitation with documented end-of-life choices in Oregon," Annals of Emergency Medicine (Vol: 63, Issue: 4, Page 375-383) - 2014

"End-of-life and advance care planning considerations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients #275.," Journal of palliative medicine (Vol: 17, Issue: 1, Page 106-108) - 2014

"Frequency of outpatient antibiotic prescription on discharge to hospice care," Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Vol: 58, Issue: 9, Page 5473-5477) - 2014


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Memberships & Associations

American College of Physicians American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Society of General Internal Medicine