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severity of illness

 

Definition: the degree of illness and risk of disease manifested by patients, based either on clinical data from the medical records or on hospital discharge/billing data. Outcome comparisons usually are interpreted in terms of severity of illness to ensure meaningful data interpretations are made.

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