Taber's Medical Dictionary

Charlson comorbidity index

(charl′sŏn )

[Mary E. Charlson, contemporary U.S. internist and epidemiologist]
A prognostic tool that estimates the likelihood that a person with particular illnesses will survive for a specified number of years. The index, which takes into account the patient's age and illnesses such as heart, lung, endocrine, kidney, or blood disorders, can also be used to estimate the resource utilization of patients with a variety of chronic diseases.

Charlson comorbidity index is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + Mobile powered by Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Learn more.

Citation

TY - ELEC T1 - Charlson comorbidity index ID - 741720 PB - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741720/all/Charlson_comorbidity_index ER -