Clinician accuracy when estimating survival duration: the role of the patient's performance status and time-based prognostic categories.

@article{Selby2011ClinicianAW,
  title={Clinician accuracy when estimating survival duration: the role of the patient's performance status and time-based prognostic categories.},
  author={Debbie Selby and Anita Chakraborty and Tammy Lilien and Erica Stacey and Liying Zhang and Jeff Myers},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={578-88}
}
CONTEXT Although shown to be an independent predictor of actual survival (AS) duration, previous reports have identified significant inaccuracy in clinician estimates of survival (CES). OBJECTIVES This study aimed to both examine demographic and clinical factors potentially impacting CES accuracy and explore possible strategies for improvement in a patient population with advanced incurable disease. METHODS At the time of initial assessment by a specialist palliative care team, CES for each… CONTINUE READING
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