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Palliative Prognostic Index for Predicting Survival of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Purpose:

To predict survival in a terminal ill patient using the Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI).

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

C80.9

Description:

The Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI) can be used to predict short term mortality in terminally ill cancer patients. The authors are from Seirei Hospice in Shizuoka, Japan.

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