chronic condition / disease

What is chronic condition / disease?

chronic condition / disease is A disease which has one or more of the following characteristics: is permanent; leaves residual disability; is caused by non- reversible pathological alternation; requires special training of the patient for rehabilitation; or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation or care.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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