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Predicting Survival | Terminal Illness Based on Palliative Performance Scale (PPS)

Purpose:

To predict survival for a patient with a terminal illness using the model of Lau et al based on the PPS.

Specialty:

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Objective:

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

ICD-10:

Z51.5

Description:

Lau et al developed a nomogram for predicting survival in a patient with a terminal illness. The model is based on the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS). The authors are from the University of Victoria, the Victoria Hospice Society and University of Ottawa in Canada.

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