Extent and Determinants of Error in Doctors' Prognoses in Terminally Ill Patients: Prospective Cohort Study
Christakis, Nicholas A.
Lamont, Elizabeth B.
Smith, Julia L.
Parkes, Colin Murray
BMJ: British Medical Journal 2000 February 19; 320(7233): 469- 473
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Extent and Determinants of Error in Doctors' Prognoses in Terminally Ill Patients: Prospective Cohort Study Christakis, Nicholas A.; Lamont, Elizabeth B.; Smith, Julia L.; Parkes, Colin Murray (2000-02-19)OBJECTIVE: To describe doctors' prognostic accuracy in terminally ill patients and to evaluate the determinants of that accuracy. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Five outpatient hospice programmes in Chicago. ...