compression of morbidity


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compression of morbidity

Shortening of the period or proportion of long-term disability by elimination of a chronic disease.
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Fries, 2002, Lifestyle Habits and Compression of Morbidity, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 57A(6): M347-M351.
Compression of morbidity among older adults is a profound and welcome development.
We must advocate for social policies and services that address the needs of young people and ensure the continuation of the compression of morbidity.
Even under collective spending limits, individuals concerned about health promotion could aim for compression of morbidity, while biomedical research might at any time open up unexpected possibilities for extending the life span.
It would, however, point out that if longevity and a compression of morbidity are sought simultaneously, the outcomes of the former may continually undermine the achievement of the latter.