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Performance Status of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) for Cancer (Zubrod Scale)

Purpose:

To use the performance status of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) to separate patients with cancer into groups based on clinical impairment.

Specialty:

Hematology/Oncology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

C00-D49

Description:

The Performance Status of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) separates patients with cancer into 5 groups based on severity of impairment caused by their neoplastic disease. This is similar to the WHO performance status classification and may be referred to as the Zubrod scale based on the first author of the original report.

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