Canterbury DHB

Context

Karnofsky Performance Status

Recipient age ≥ 16 years

Able to carry on normal activity; no special care is needed

100

Normal, no complaints, no evidence of disease.

90

Able to carry on normal activity.

80

Normal activity with effort.

Unable to work, able to live at home cares for most personal needs, a varying amount of assistance is needed

70

Cares for self, unable to carry on normal activity or do active work.

60

Requires occasional assistance but is able to care for most needs.

50

Requires considerable assistance and frequent medical care.

Unable to care for self, requires equivalent of institutional or hospital care, disease may be progressing rapidly

40

Disabled; requires special care and assistance.

30

Severely disabled; hospitalisation indicated, although death not imminent.

20

Very sick, hospitalisation necessary.

10

Moribund, fatal process progressing rapidly.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5077):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022

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Topic Code: 5077