The Karnofsky Performance Scale Index allows patients to be classified as to their functional impairment. This can be used to compare effectiveness of different therapies and to assess the prognosis in individual patients. The lower the Karnofsky score, the worse the survival for most serious illnesses.
From the American College of Physicians. Consists of two-sided 4”x6” sheets which help patients to present important questions to their physician related to their health conditions. HEALTH TiPS are written at or below a fifth grade reading level and enable patients with limited health literacy to have more effective interactions with their physicians