TITLE

Accurate life expectancy prediction possible

PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p120
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the development and study of the prognostic scores PiPS-A and PiPS-B in a new scoring system to predict the life expectancy of patients with advanced cancer, which proved to be as accurate as a clinician's estimate.
ACCESSION #
66483439

 

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