expansion of morbidity

expansion of morbidity

Increase in the number of years of life and the proportion of disability by the elimination of a fatal disorder, such as cancer or heart disease.
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The National Audit Office explains it this way: "There has been an expansion of morbidity (the number of years in poor health) for both males and females as there were larger increases in life expectancy compared with healthy life expectancy.
On the other hand, it is possible that "we are headed toward expansion of morbidity," in which medicine extends lives beset by chronic illnesses and deterioration.