Short Tilte:Accuracy of life expectancy estimates in life care plans: Consideration of nonbiographical and noninjury factors
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):02, 7, 4, 59-68.
This article reviews methods for determining life expectancy in life care plans and critiques the strengths and limitations of each method. Statistical methods that use biographic and injury characteristics to modify estimates from standard life table, estimates based on clinical experience, and the use of standard life tables are discussed.