Pregunta sorpresa

English translation: Surprise question

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Spanish term or phrase:Pregunta sorpresa
English translation:Surprise question
Entered by: ServingMed.com

15:43 Jun 26, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care / End of life care
Spanish term or phrase: Pregunta sorpresa
La primera de ellas se refiere a reconocer el proceso de muerte.
La disnea, el dolor, la confusión o las secreciones respiratorias son signos de muerte inminente \[21].
Más allá de los síntomas se han establecido escalas para ayudar a identificar a los pacientes en riesgo de muerte cuando ingresan en el hospital \[22,23].
Entre otras variables incluyen la edad, las enfermedades crónicas avanzadas, las hospitalizaciones previas, el ingreso desde un servicio de urgencias y la pregunta sorpresa. Los enfermos de nuestro estudio reunían con frecuencia estos síntomas y características.

Any idea what they mean by "la pregunta sorpresa"?

TIA, Juliette
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Surprise question
Explanation:
The “surprise question” for predicting death in seriously ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

BACKGROUND:
The surprise question — “Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next 12 months?” — has been used to identify patients at high risk of death who might benefit from palliative care services. Our objective was to systematically review the performance characteristics of the surprise question in predicting death.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378508/

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Note added at 21 mins (2018-06-26 16:05:10 GMT)
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Background
Clinicians are inaccurate at predicting survival. The ‘Surprise Question’ (SQ) is a screening tool that aims to identify people nearing the end of life. Potentially, its routine use could help identify patients who might benefit from palliative care services. The objective was to assess the accuracy of the SQ by time scale, clinician, and speciality.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5540432/

Background and objectives: Dialysis patients are increasingly characterized by older age, multiple comorbidities, and shortened life expectancy. This study investigated whether the “surprise” question, “Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next year?” identifies patients who are at high risk for early mortality.

Conclusions: The “surprise” question is effective in identifying sicker dialysis patients who have a high risk for early mortality and should receive priority for palliative care interventions.

http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/3/5/1379.abstract

'Surprise question' sees thousands wrongly told they will die under faulty NHS system

Tens of thousands of patients are being prematurely warned they could be about to die because of a defective diagnostic method used across the NHS.

Experts have said families and loved ones are being needlessly worried after new research showed the tool over-predicted the chances of death more often than not.

The so-called “surprise question”, encourages doctors to ask themselves “Would you be surprised if this patient were to die in the next few months, weeks, days?”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/02/surprise-questio...
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Helena Chavarria
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Local time: 02:58
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Surprise question


Explanation:
The “surprise question” for predicting death in seriously ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

BACKGROUND:
The surprise question — “Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next 12 months?” — has been used to identify patients at high risk of death who might benefit from palliative care services. Our objective was to systematically review the performance characteristics of the surprise question in predicting death.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378508/

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Note added at 21 mins (2018-06-26 16:05:10 GMT)
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Background
Clinicians are inaccurate at predicting survival. The ‘Surprise Question’ (SQ) is a screening tool that aims to identify people nearing the end of life. Potentially, its routine use could help identify patients who might benefit from palliative care services. The objective was to assess the accuracy of the SQ by time scale, clinician, and speciality.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5540432/

Background and objectives: Dialysis patients are increasingly characterized by older age, multiple comorbidities, and shortened life expectancy. This study investigated whether the “surprise” question, “Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next year?” identifies patients who are at high risk for early mortality.

Conclusions: The “surprise” question is effective in identifying sicker dialysis patients who have a high risk for early mortality and should receive priority for palliative care interventions.

http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/3/5/1379.abstract

'Surprise question' sees thousands wrongly told they will die under faulty NHS system

Tens of thousands of patients are being prematurely warned they could be about to die because of a defective diagnostic method used across the NHS.

Experts have said families and loved ones are being needlessly worried after new research showed the tool over-predicted the chances of death more often than not.

The so-called “surprise question”, encourages doctors to ask themselves “Would you be surprised if this patient were to die in the next few months, weeks, days?”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/02/surprise-questio...

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 02:58
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Gracias!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  MPGS: :-)
4 mins
  -> Thank you very much :-)

agree  Neil Ashby: " 'Surprise question' sees thousands wrongly told they will die under faulty NHS system" - ouch!
11 mins
  -> That's what I thought, too! Thanks, Neil :-)

agree  philgoddard: The third Google hit for "pregunta sorpresa" explains what it means in this context, and so does the first hit for "surprise question".
34 mins
  -> Sometimes it's nice to have other people's opinions. Better to be safe than sorry!

agree  Michele Fauble
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Michele :-)

agree  Charles Davis: Pretty conclusive!
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Charles :-)

agree  Wendy Streitparth: You live (or maybe not) and learn!
3 hrs
  -> Yes, it's new for me, too. Thank you, Wendy :-)

agree  Muriel Vasconcellos
16 hrs
  -> Thank you, Muriel :-)

agree  Lisa McCarthy
18 hrs
  -> Nice to 'see' you, Lisa!

agree  Mónica Hanlan
23 hrs
  -> Thank you, Mónica :-)
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