CO-MORBIDITY INDEX FOR ADULTS

A type of PERSON OBSERVATION.

A measure of the presence and severity of co-morbid conditions by use of a co-morbidity index.

Co-morbidity is a disease or illness affecting a patient in addition to but not as a result of their current condition. Co-morbidity for cancer should be recorded at the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting prior to the beginning of treatment.

A different coding system will be used for children.

References:
National Cancer Dataset Version 1.3_ISB October 2002 

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural CO-MORBIDITY INDICES FOR ADULTS