There are many reports that with ongoing age there is an increase of
morbidity. If you want to define reference ranges for clinical decision
support then you have to define a 'healthy' reference population.
Two aspects of increase in morbidity can be discussed: (a) the number of
persons in the population increase or (b) the quality of morbidity in a
person increases. If you want to demonstrate that a clinical measure is
related to morbidity than you need a quantification of the morbidity of
an individuum. Has anybody an idea how to quantify morbidity ?
Thanks for discussion
Andreas Kage | UKRV-IKC
Phone: +49 (0)30 3035 3405 | Spandauer Damm 130
E-Mail: akage at fub46.zedat.fu-berlin.de | 14050 Berlin