Table 2

Palliative prognostic index:A score greater than 6 predicts a survival of less than 3 weeks.

FACTORSSCORE
Palliative performance scale total4
 • 10–204
 • 30–502.5
 • = 600
Oral intake
 • Severely reduced (mouthfuls)2.5
 • Moderately reduced (> mouthfuls)1
 • Normal0
Edema
 • Present1
 • Absent0
Dyspnea at rest
 • Present3.5
 • Absent0
Delirium
 • Present4
 • Absent0
  • Data from Morita et al.7