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Term: Chronic Disease Score

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2016-01-21


The Chronic Disease Score is a measure of comorbidity based on the aggregate number of prescription medications for a patient. The index contains 24 categories and is based on the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) codes of medications used in the treatment of different chronic diseases.

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