Families too optimistic about poor prognosis, ICU survey finds

03/9/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Surrogate decision-makers for ICU patients accurately interpreted a 90% chance of survival but translated a 5% chance into a more optimistic prognosis, University of Pittsburgh researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers said it was not that physicians were misunderstood, but rather that people needed to have hope or believed the patient would be able to survive.

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