Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Complications

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Complications are defined as unsuspected medical conditions that arise during the treatment of a patient in a hospital.

Note: A complication is different than a comorbidity, which is considered a pre-existing medical condition of a patient admitted to hospital.

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