Article Abstract

A biomarker-based stratification tool for pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: a new approach to an old problem

Authors: Joan Balcells, Oriol Roca

Abstract

Assessing the prognosis of a disease is an essential component of a high-quality healthcare process. In the clinical scenario, prognostic information is relevant to prioritizing patients, to selecting treatment modalities or level of care, and to informing patients and relatives about what is expected to happen. From the ethical standpoint, expected prognosis is a key element in the process of ascertaining the suitability of the treatment options being considered.