medical fragility

medical fragility

A state of medical lability and increased risk of clinical deterioration due to an underlying disease, as in infants with prenatal cocaine exposure.

medical fragility

Social medicine A state of medical lability and ↑ risk of clinical deterioration due to an underlying disease–eg, as in crack cocaine babies. See Lability.
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com)-- Hilltop Home, a private, nonprofit intermediate care facility (ICF) that supports children with severe developmental disabilities and medical fragility, raised funds through sponsorship opportunities and tickets sales to Theatre In The Park's 39th annual performance of A Christmas Carol.
Given the medical fragility and the nursing requirements, it was tough to balance time in the class with time needed for medical procedures and "specials," or therapies, such as speech, OT and PT.
The article goes on to state the medical fragility of the complainant, despite the fact that we could not have known this before, during or after.
Our vision is to facilitate and empower individuals and communities to gain healthy outcomes, both in physical wellness and emotional well-being, to gain economic self-sufficiency, which will eliminate or limit long-term reliance on government, and to protect and support those citizens most vulnerable due to advanced age, disability or medical fragility.
The diseases that cause such medical fragility are numerous including but not limited to an array of neurologic disorders leading to unimagiinable suffering.
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