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Palliative Performance Scale (PPS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a serious illness using the Palliative Performance Scale.

Specialty:

Palliative Medicine

Objective:

selection, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

Z51.5

Description:

The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) is a modification of the Karnofsky Performance Scale intended for evaluating patients requiring palliative care. The score can help determine which patients can be managed in the home and which should be admitted to a hospice unit. It was developed in British Columbia, Canada.

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