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Catastrophic illness

Introduction: Catastrophic illness

Description of Catastrophic illness

Catastrophic illness: severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Catastrophic illness: An acute or prolonged illness usually considered to be life-threatening or with the threat of serious residual disability. Treatment may be radical and is frequently costly.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Catastrophic illness

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Catastrophic illness

The following list attempts to classify Catastrophic illness into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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