Predicting Prognosis

In yesterday’s post about prognostic indexes reviewed in JAMA, I mentioned in passing that researchers had put all the 16 existing indicators into one online resource, eprognosis.org. While it’s intended for doctors, it’s freely available to anyone.

Paula Span, editor of the New York Times‘ terrific New Old Age blog didn’t hold back. She pointed her readers directly to eprognosis.org. In the comments section, some of the readers said they were happy to have this tool, some found it distasteful, and several others said they couldn’t figure out how to use it.

I, too, initially had found it confusing. But since there seems to be a lot of interest, here’s a quick explainer.

First, a screen grab of the site’s home page:



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