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Predicting Impending Death (less than 72 hrs) in Advanced Cancer Patients
Applicable to advanced cancer patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit. Has not been validated in other clinical scenarios!
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.
Present? Present? Present?



Probability of death in the next 72 hrs:

Definitions for signs that may be new:
Sources:
  1. Anderson F, Downing GM, Hill J, Casorso L, Lerch N. Palliative Performance Scale (PPS): A New Tool. J Palliative Care. 1996;12(1):5-11.
  2. Hui D, Hess K, Dos Santos R, et al. A Diagnostic Model for Impending Death in Cancer Patients: Preliminary Report. Cancer 2015;121(21): 3914-3921.
  3. Hui D, Dos Santos R, Chisholm G, et al. Bedside clinical signs associated with impending death in patients with advanced cancer: preliminary findings of a prospective, longitudinal cohort study. Cancer. 2015; 121(6):960-7.
  4. Hui D, Dos Santos R, Chisholm G, et al. Clinical signs of impending death in cancer patients. Oncologist. 2014; 19(6):681-7.