Addressing serious illness with a serious question to clinicians

September 13th, 2019 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

A question: 'Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next month?' -- posed to elicit a clinician's overall impression of a patient -- produced a strong correlation. If a clinician answered that they would not be surprised, the patient was twice as likely to die in the next month.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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