[Journal article] Palliative Performance Scale's Utility in the Non-Cancer Group, a Role as Yet Undefined
11 Nov 2020
Authors: Wen Yang Goh, Allyn Yin Mei Hum
Published in: Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Aug 12:1049909120951079. doi: 10.1177/1049909120951079.
- The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) was originally intended for cancer patients and recently there were studies that extend its use to the non-cancer group.
- Within the PPS framework, the component for “evidence of disease” is yet to be defined and applied for non-cancer group.
- Although PPS may be useful for prognostication, it is important to understand this is with intrinsic limitation especially in the non-cancer group.