Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Lecture:Phrasing the clinical question
Harm and prognosis
Slide content:Prognosis Usually Measured by a Survival Curve 5.5 Chart: Survival Curve (Adapted from Dunn, 2002) 12
Slide notes:12 The most common way that we measure prognosis is with a survival curve. This slide shows a survival curve from one type of cancer when it is diagnosed at different stages. Like many cancers, the later the stage of the cancer, the worse the prognosis. Patients who have stage one of this particular cancer have a good prognosis, but those who have stage four are likely to die within seven years.