Activity ID



May 14, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American College of Physicians

Description of CME Course

In 2014, clinicians, patients, caregivers, health system leaders, payers, and funders from across the country came together to identify the key problems facing older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Their charge was to propose feasible and effective strategies for improving their care. The core elements of what they came up with were that patients needed to identify their health outcome goals and care preferences (collectively referred to as health priorities) with the help of a trained and skilled member of their healthcare team and primary and specialty clinicians needed to align decision-making and care with patients’ health goals and preferences. Three new learning modules teach clinicians and other healthcare team members how to do this.

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Educational Objectives

1. Incorporate patient priorities (health outcome goals and care preferences) into clinical decision-making about continuing current treatments or starting new treatments.
2. Incorporate overall health trajectory and prognosis into discussions with patients and use this to inform potential care options.
3. Describe the key tradeoff of short-term burden versus long-term potential benefit and incorporate this tradeoff into clinical decision-making.
4. Discuss and implement strategies to reduce complexity of care and minimize treatment burden without compromising patient priorities and outcomes.


Clinical decision making, Older patients, Multiple chronic conditions, Preferences,


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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