COSTS OF DISEASE
\kˈɒsts ɒv dɪzˈiːz], \kˈɒsts ɒv dɪzˈiːz], \k_ˈɒ_s_t_s ɒ_v d_ɪ_z_ˈiː_z]\
Definitions of COSTS OF DISEASE
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The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
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