The overall accuracy of the ‘Surprise Question’ in predicting a dying patient’s time of death is about 75%, which should help in appropriate referral to palliative care services. However, a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis found a wide range of accuracy with positive predictive values from 13.9% to 78.6%. The review found only ...
Doctors okay at predicting death with simple Q&A
By Mardi Chapman
27 Sep 2017