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"Comorbidity" 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.

The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Comorbidity" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Comorbidity" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 6057 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 384 publications in 2020
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