\ˈɪlnəs bˈɜːdənz], \ˈɪlnəs bˈɜːdənz], \ˈɪ_l_n_ə_s b_ˈɜː_d_ə_n_z]\
Definitions of ILLNESS BURDENS
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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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