Advances in Rare Diseases

Advances in Rare Diseases
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-5290

Prognostic Factor Review Articles

A prognostic factor can be defined as a variable that can be used to estimate the chance of recovery from a disease, or the chance of disease relapse.Prognostic factors are related to the danger of future health outcomes in individuals with a specific health condition or some clinical start point (eg, a specific diagnosis). Research to spot genuine prognostic factors is vital because these factors can help improve risk stratification, treatment, and lifestyle decisions, and therefore the design of randomised trials. Although thousands of prognostic factor studies are published annually , often they're of variable quality and therefore the findings are inconsistent. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are therefore needed that summarise the evidence about the prognostic value of particular factors. during this article, the key steps involved during this review process are described.