ONC: Benefits and Risks/Harms of Implementation (2007)
Benefits and Risks/Harms of Implementing the Recommendations
- Review the patient’s age, socioeconomic status, cultural issues and other health conditions.
- Consider a referral to social services to assist patients with financial arrangements if economic issues are a concern.
- Use clinical judgment when evaluating patients with co-morbid conditions or those receiving palliative care. Such conditions may include: renal dysfunction, diabetes, food allergies, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, psychiatric disorders, metabolic diseases and hepatic encephalopathy or endstage chronic renal disease.