MeSH Descriptor
Source: MeSH 2021 deskriptory
Main Heading
komorbidita
English Heading
Comorbidity
See
koincidence nemoci
polymorbidita
Preferred Concept
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
History note
90
Public Note
90
Record number
D015897
Persistent link
Allowable qualifiers (subheadings)
[TD] trendy
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