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Cost of Illness

"Cost of Illness" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The personal cost of disease which may be economic, social, or psychological. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cost of Illness" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cost of Illness" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 34 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2013 and 2016 and 2017
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