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Terminal Cancer Poor Prognosis Indicator

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with terminal cancer is likely to survive 4 weeks or less using the poor prognosis indicator of Bruera et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97

Description:

Bruera et al developed an indicator of poor prognosis in patients with terminal cancer. The indicator uses data that can be easily acquired in most settings. The authors were from the Edmonton General Hospital in Canada.

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