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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Regarding women in both age groups, the elimination of chronic diseases would lead to a reduction in life expectancy with disability (LE-D), signifying an absolute compression of morbidity and consequent gain in years to be lived without disability.
The greater gain in DFLE in relation to the gain in LE signifies a compression of morbidity.
29 percent per year, consistent with the hypothesis of the compression of morbidity.
This column examines the future of the compression of morbidity thesis and its implications for social workers.
The second reason focuses on the basic question that provided the motive for this study: Are there observable differences in the compression of morbidity and mortality among the US elderly male population?
If we adopt a more optimistic assumption about compression of morbidity, then we should do everything possible to postpone illness later and later into life.
It has been little noted, moreover, that for the compression of morbidity to actually work we would also have to forswear intensive medical intervention at the end of life.