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Survival in Patients with Terminal Cancer Using Karnofsky Score and Key Symptoms

Purpose:

To estimate survival in a patient with terminal cancer based on Karnofsky score and the presence of key symptoms.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

Z51.5, C79.9, C00-C97

Description:

Reuben et al used the Karnofsky score and the number of key symptoms to predict survival in patients with terminal cancer. The authors were from Providence, Rhode Island.

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