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Comorbidity MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Comorbidity
Tree Number(s)
N05.715.350.225
N06.850.490.687
Unique ID
D015897
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015897
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
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.
Previous Indexing
Diagnosis Related Groups (1986-1989)
Length of Stay (1986-1989)
specific disease/complications (1977-1989)
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/25
Revision Date
2018/02/27

Allowable Qualifiers
Comorbidity Preferred
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