Not only has the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic been providing timely care for patients with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders since opening last year, but it’s also inspiring innovation to combat the region’s opioid crisis.
Three-quarters of older adults with a serious illness visit an emergency department during the last six months of their lives. Many will be admitted to the hospital. Some will never leave. But only a minority of patients have a conversation with their physician about preferences for end-of-life care before it is too late in their disease course for their wishes to be expressed.
This is the second in a three-part Brigham Bulletin series introducing this year’s Deland Fellows.
Does the Partners name best reflect what the system is now and, just as importantly, what it will be tomorrow?
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