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Descriptor in English: Comorbidity
Descriptor in Spanish: Comorbilidad
Descriptor in Portuguese: Comorbidade
Descriptor in French: Comorbidité
Tree number(s): N05.715.350.225
N06.850.490.687
SP5.001.002.023
Scope note: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Annotation: "presence of co-existing or additional diseases" in epidemiologic studies: do not confuse with /compl; IM general only; coordinate NIM with each disease /epidemiol (IM), not /compl; specify geographic term if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: TD trends
History Note: 90
DeCS UI: 24572
Descriptor UI: D015897
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/05/25
Revision Date: 2018/02/27
Comorbidity - Preferred
Concept UI M0024328
Scope note The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Preferred term Comorbidity



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