Performance Status or Functional Status in Palliative Care / Oncology

Performance Status (PS): Patients’ active treatment options depend onĀ PS.

In Europe, we mainly use the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale by palliative / oncology professionals

In Australia, the Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status (AKPS) is used together with RUG-ADL to assess a patient’s functional status:

AKPS explanation:

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