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Is the surprise question a useful predictive measure of mortality? (Editorial)

Nyatanga, Brian (2019) Is the surprise question a useful predictive measure of mortality? (Editorial). International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 25 (12). p. 575. ISSN 1357-6321

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The author discusses the predictive value of the surprise question to identify whether patients should be referred for palliative care intervention. Topics mentioned include the importance of the assessment of patient's palliative care needs, tendency of healthcare providers to overestimate the need the palliative care and for the patient to live longer than the predicted timeframe, and the difficulty of developing standard criteria or achieve consensus.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: palliative care, surprise, care intervention, death, dying, palliative care needs
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 12:24
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:34

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