When A Comorbidity Isn’t “Comorbid” At All

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

When medical professionals speak of the burden of illness, we use the term “morbidity.” This can refer either to the impact of an illness on a patient’s quality of life, or to the overall impact of a disease on a defined community. We also speak of “co-morbidities,” which, as you might expect, are two concurrent conditions, both of which must be treated in order for a patient to experience optimal health.
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