Prognostication Project


Survey of Palliative Care Physicians

Little is known about how and why physicians make the predictions they do when they prognosticate for their palliative care patients. Studies suggest that palliative care physicians are generally inaccurate, and tend to be overly optimistic, in their predictions of lifespan. The goal of this research is to better understand how and why physicians make the predictions they do.
Study Reference

Corkum, M., Viola, R., Veenema, C., Kruszelnicki, D., Shadd, J. Prognositcating in palliative care: a survey of Canadian Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Care. In press. Expected publishing date is June 2011.

Supplemental Materials

Study Questionnaire   
Supplementary Tables & Figures  

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