Prognosis-based futility guidelines: does anyone win? SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment.

@article{Teno1994PrognosisbasedFG,
  title={Prognosis-based futility guidelines: does anyone win? SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment.},
  author={Joan M. Teno and Diarmuid Murphy and Joanne Lynn and Anna Tosteson and Norman A. Desbiens and Alfred F. Connors and Mary Beth Hamel and Albert W. Wu and Russell S. Phillips and Neil S Wenger},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={1202-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Advocates for health care reform and others claim that significant savings could be achieved if "futile" care were eliminated. Our objective was to provide an initial estimate of the effects of a public policy that would preclude futile life-sustaining treatments, defined as those employed despite < or = 1% chance of surviving for 2 months. DESIGN Simulation using data from an observational cohort study. SETTING Five academic medical centers. PATIENTS Seriously ill hospitalized… CONTINUE READING

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