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Signs in Terminally Ill Patient Suggesting Approaching Death

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with a terminal illness is showing signs or symptoms of approaching death.

Specialty:

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Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

Description:

Certain findings in a terminally-ill patient tend to indicate that death will be soon (weeks, days, hours).

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