Quantification of morbidity in a population

Andreas Kage akage at fub46.zedat.fu-berlin.de
Sun Apr 9 14:23:44 EST 1995

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
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