From "A Diagnostic Model for Impending Death in Cancer Patients: Preliminary Report"2
This model is used to calculate the probability of death in the next 72 hrs based on a model developed from observations of advanced cancer patients admitted to acute palliative care units. It uses the Palliative Performance Status and presence/absence of clinical signs.
Palliative Perfomance Status (PPS): Reference to look up the PPS if needed
For each of the following signs, check the box if present and leave blank if not. If unfamiliar scroll below for some explanations.
Probability of death in the next 72 hrs: