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Mesh term Chronic Disease

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Disease Attributes

Description

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)


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Multiple Chronic Conditions
Noncommunicable Diseases


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