A study published in Cancer found that caregiver distress, patient communication self-efficacy, patient polypharmacy, and the sex of the oncologist are all associated with older patient and caregiver disagreement about prognostic estimates.

“Caregivers (generally family members or friends) play an integral role in the care of older adults, and many participate in prognostic discussions and assist patients with treatment decision making,” the authors wrote. “Therefore, there is a need to comprehend prognostic understanding among caregivers.”

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