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March 11, 2021

Combining Machine Learning Predictive Algorithms With Behavioral Nudges to Increase Rates of Serious Illness Conversations in Patients With Cancer

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  • 1School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(5):781-782. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.8488

To the Editor I would like to thank Manz et al1 for their randomized clinical trial determining the efficacy of using machine learning (ML) mortality predictions combined with behavioral economic principles in increasing serious illness conversations (SICs) between clinicians and high-risk patients with cancer. The authors concluded that the combination of predictive algorithms and behavioral nudges significantly increased rates of SICs.

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