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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Compression of morbidity. In: Robine, JM, Jagger C, Mathers CD, Crimmins EM, Suzman RM, editors.
These results are consistent with the hypothesis that the compression of morbidity occurred throughout the entire 20th century.
The health status of younger people also suggests that the compression of morbidity could be reversed.
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.
The aim of the present study was to determine whether the elimination of certain chronic diseases is capable of leading to the compression of morbidity among elderly individuals, in the city of Sao Paulo (Brazil), through an analysis of changes in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy.
That heuristic ideal, the "compression of morbidity," seems the perfect answer; and it might be in the best of all possible worlds.