Patient-physician disagreement regarding performance status is associated with worse survivorship in patients with advanced cancer.

@article{Schnadig2008PatientphysicianDR,
  title={Patient-physician disagreement regarding performance status is associated with worse survivorship in patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={Ian D. Schnadig and Erik K. Fromme and Charles L Loprinzi and Jeff A. Sloan and Motomi Mori and Hong Yuan Li and Tomasz M Beer},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={113 8},
  pages={2205-14}
}
BACKGROUND Physician-reported performance status (PS) is an important prognostic factor and frequently influences treatment decisions. To the authors' knowledge, the extent, prognostic importance, and predictors of disagreements in PS assessment between physicians and patients have not been adequately examined. METHODS Using North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) clinical trial data from 1987 through 1990, the authors compared PS (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] and Karnofsky… CONTINUE READING

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