Determining prognosis


The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) supports the following guidelines to aid in determining prognosis in cancer and non-cancer disease.


At the time of admission, clinical judgement must always be applied in each individual case to supplement these guidelines.


Alzheimer’s (NHPCO worksheet)
Decline in Clinical Status
Heart disease

HIV (NHPCO worksheet)
Liver disease (NHPCO worksheet)
Cardiopulmonary conditions (NHPCO worksheet)
Renal disease
Neurological conditions (NHPCO worksheet)
Failure to thrive (NHPCO worksheet)

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