Prognostic Significance of the "Surprise" Question in Cancer Patients
Moss, Alvin H
Lunney, June R
Journal of palliative medicine 2010 Jul; 13(7): 837-40
Physicians consistently overestimate survival for patients with cancer. The "surprise" question--"Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next year?"--improves end-of-life care by identifying patients with a poor prognosis. It has not been previously studied in patients with cancer.
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