Prognostic significance of the "surprise" question in cancer patients.

@article{Moss2009PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of the "surprise" question in cancer patients.},
  author={Alvin Howard Moss and June R Lunney and Stacey L. Culp and Miklos Auber and Sobha Kurian and Justin Paul Rogers and Joshua Dower and Jesus Gomez Abraham},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 15_suppl},
  pages={9588}
}
9588 Background: In patients with advanced cancer, failure to accurately estimate and communicate prognoses can lead to overly aggressive care at the end of life with less attention to important palliative care issues such as pain and symptom management and patients' values and goals for care. The "surprise" question-would I be surprised if this patient died in the next year?-has been recognized as an innovation to improve end-of-life care in the primary care population by identifying patients… CONTINUE READING

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