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?”
A wide scale analysis by University College London found that more than half of those predicted to die within a specific time lived longer than expected.
More than half meaning what? 55%?
Not that bad I would have thought as an average of guesses.