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Descriptor in English: Chronic Disease
Descriptor in Spanish: Enfermedad Crónica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Doença Crônica
Descriptor in French: Maladie chronique
Entry term(s): Chronic Diseases
Chronic Illness
Chronic Illnesses
Chronically Ill
Disease, Chronic
Diseases, Chronic
Illness, Chronic
Illnesses, Chronic
Tree number(s): C23.550.291.500
HP1.007.262.808.139
HP2.029.319
HP3.029
Scope note: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Annotation: IM general only; usually NIM with specific disease IM
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
NU nursing
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
TD trends
TH therapy
VE veterinary
See also the descriptors: Pain Management MeSH
DeCS UI: 28563
Descriptor UI: D002908
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Chronic Disease - Preferred
Concept UI M0004447
Scope note Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Preferred term Chronic Disease
Entry term(s) Chronic Diseases
Chronic Illness
Chronic Illnesses
Disease, Chronic
Diseases, Chronic
Illness, Chronic
Illnesses, Chronic
Chronically Ill - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0004448
Preferred term Chronically Ill



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