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What is included in a medical checklist for terminal illness?

Philip Lisagor, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
If you have a terminal illness, the doctor's medical checklist may include the following:
  • A review of your medical status
  • Your status on the frailty index
  • A review of your loss history
  • A review of your psychological history
  • A review of your functional status

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