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

"Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Lessons learned from analysis of the Oregon POLST Registry," Resuscitation - 2014

""In the Beginning... ": Tools for Talking About Resuscitation and Goals of Care Early in the Admission," American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Vol: 30, Issue: 7, Page 676-682) - 2013

"A nationwide analysis of antibiotic use in hospice care in the final week of life," Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Vol: 46, Issue: 4, Page 483-490) - 2013

"Antimicrobial Use for symptom management in patients receiving hospice and palliative care: A systematic review," Journal of Palliative Medicine (Vol: 16, Issue: 12, Page 1568-1574) - 2013

"Concordance of Out-of-Hospital and Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation With Documented End-of-Life Choices in Oregon," Annals of Emergency Medicine - 2013


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Memberships & Associations

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