Survival prediction for terminally ill cancer patients: Revision of the palliative prognostic score with incorporation of delirium

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Abstract

Purpose. An existing and validated palliative prognostic (PaP) score predicts survival in terminally ill cancer patients based on dyspnea, anorexia, Karnofsky performance status score, clinical prediction of survival, total WBC, and lymphocyte percentage. The PaP score assigns patients to three different risk groups according to a 30-day survival probability- group A, >70%; group B, 30%-70%; group C,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793-1799
Number of pages7
JournalThe oncologist
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Advanced cancer
  • Delirium
  • Palliative care
  • Prognostic score
  • Survival
  • Validation by calibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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