Prognostic importance of comorbidity in a hospital-based cancer registry.

@article{Piccirillo2004PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic importance of comorbidity in a hospital-based cancer registry.},
  author={Jay F. Piccirillo and Ryan M. Tierney and Irene Costas and Lori Grove and Edward L. Spitznagel},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={291 20},
  pages={
          2441-7
        }
}
CONTEXT Patients with cancer often have other medical ailments, referred to as comorbidity. Comorbidity may impact treatment decision-making, prognosis, and quality of care assessment. OBJECTIVE To assess whether comorbidity information can provide important prognostic information in a hospital-based cancer registry. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS An observational prospective cohort study using comorbidity data collected by trained hospital-based cancer registrars. Comorbidity was… CONTINUE READING
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