MOST stands for Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment. This legal document allows an individual or their healthcare decision maker to state the medical treatment they do or do not want provided in specific areas of care.
For example, this form allows individuals to specify whether they wish to be hospitalized for treatment or remain at home for comfort care. An individual can also specify whether or not they desire the use of artificial hydration and nutrition, also known as tube feedings,. In addition, this form allows an individual to choose to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or refuse resuscitation like a Do Not Resuscitate order or DNR.
This document is a doctor’s order, meaning it must include your healthcare provider’s signature, and must be the original bright pink colored document. Photocopies will not be honored.
If you have questions about a MOST form, you can reach out to your healthcare provider or contact a member of your care team.