Survival prediction of terminally ill cancer patients by clinical symptoms: development of a simple indicator.

@article{Morita1999SurvivalPO,
  title={Survival prediction of terminally ill cancer patients by clinical symptoms: development of a simple indicator.},
  author={Tatsuya Morita and Junichi Tsunoda and Satoshi Inoue and Satoshi Chihara},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={156-9}
}
BACKGROUND Although accurate prediction of survival is essential for palliative care, no clinical tools have been established. METHODS Performance status and clinical symptoms were prospectively assessed on two independent series of terminally ill cancer patients (training set, n = 150; testing set, n = 95). On the training set, the cases were divided into two groups with or without a risk factor for shorter than 3 and 6 weeks survival, according to the way the classification achieved… CONTINUE READING

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