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Lisa Barbera, Hsien Seow, Doris Howell, Rinku Sutradhar, Craig Earle, Ying Liu, Audra Stitt, Amna Husain, Jonathan Sussman and Deborah Dudgeon Symptom burden and performance status in a population-based cohort of ambulatory cancer patients Cancer 116

Article first published online: 8 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25681

This is the first study to report Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) and Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) scores in a large, geographically based cohort with a full scope of cancer diagnoses, including patients treated for cure. In this ambulatory cancer population, the high prevalence of numerous symptoms parallels those reported in palliative populations and represents a target for improved clinical care; it also sets the groundwork for future research on patient and provider outcomes using linked administrative healthcare data.

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