August 23, 2013

Relationship Between the Prognostic Expectations of Seriously Ill Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis and Their Nephrologists

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This very interesting study emphasizes the need for better communication strategies between patients and their health care providers. Although in this cohort, patients’ expectations about 1-year survival were more accurate than those of their nephrologists; their longer-term survival expectations were significantly overestimated. In order to optimally guide their choices, patients need to have better prognostic information

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