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At End of Life, Family Often Too Optimistic on Survival



Educating a family about a poor prognosis has always been difficult. Now a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals the extent of misunderstanding when patients and physicians both try predict the chance of a loved one's survival. In this 150-second analysis, MedPage Today clinical reviewer F. Perry Wilson MD, MSCE, breaks down the data.