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UPMC's Dr. Hollis Day presents on the current understanding about life expectancy and provides strategies for talking to patients about their prognosis. This presentation was part of UPMC’s Update in Internal Medicine 2010: Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Medical Problems.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in my presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the demographic groups most likely to live the longest
  • Identify methods for discussing prognosis
  • Identifying key elements of a discussion about prognosis


Dr. Day has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours

Release Date 4/19/2011 | Review Date 4/19/2011 | Expiration Date 4/19/2012

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