Association of prognostic estimates with burdensome interventions in nursing home residents with advanced dementia

JAMA Internal Medicine Jun 13, 2018

Loizeau AJ, et al. - Researchers analyzed two studies together to assess the accuracy of proxies’ prognostic estimates for nursing home residents with advanced dementia, identifying factors related with those estimates, and looking at the link between their estimates and use of burdensome interventions. In the end, they found proxies had moderate accuracy in estimating the prognosis of nursing home residents with advanced dementia. They reported that having been asked about their...

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