Accurate prognostications of death - Opportunities and challenges for clinicians

J. Lynn, J. M. Teno, F. E. Harrell

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Abstract

Linking survival time to an array of prognostic variables through a powerful statistical model can provide reliable, valid, and potentially useful information for patient care. We present a summary of the recently developed SUPPORT model [Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment] for estimating survival time of seriously ill adult inpatients and illustrate the possible clinical use of such a model. This model is then translated into counseling. Clinicians are positioned to evaluate the relevance and validity of any model and to understand their persistent shortcomings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume163
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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