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The 'surprise' question may improve the accuracy of GPs in identifying death in patients with advanced stage IV solid-cell cancer

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The ‘surprise’ question has been developed in order to improve the ability

    of clinicians to identify patients who are at risk of dying in the near

    future. The question, ‘Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next

    year?’ shifts the focus away from precise identification of dying patients to

    identifying patients who might be dying.1 This may enable more patients

    to receive timely assessment and planning for their supportive care needs.

UOW Authors


  •   Rhee, Joel
  •   Clayton, Josephine M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Rhee, J. & Clayton, J. M. (2015). The 'surprise' question may improve the accuracy of GPs in identifying death in patients with advanced stage IV solid-cell cancer. Evidence-Based Medicine, 20 (2), 71.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84928140858

Start Page


  • 71

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The ‘surprise’ question has been developed in order to improve the ability

    of clinicians to identify patients who are at risk of dying in the near

    future. The question, ‘Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next

    year?’ shifts the focus away from precise identification of dying patients to

    identifying patients who might be dying.1 This may enable more patients

    to receive timely assessment and planning for their supportive care needs.

UOW Authors


  •   Rhee, Joel
  •   Clayton, Josephine M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Rhee, J. & Clayton, J. M. (2015). The 'surprise' question may improve the accuracy of GPs in identifying death in patients with advanced stage IV solid-cell cancer. Evidence-Based Medicine, 20 (2), 71.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84928140858

Start Page


  • 71

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom