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Year 2020
November 2020

[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. 

Summary points:

  • 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.

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