Definition of Catastrophic illness

1. Noun. Severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines.

Generic synonyms: Illness, Malady, Sickness, Unwellness



Medical Definition of Catastrophic illness

1. An acute or prolonged illness usually considered to be life-threatening or with the threat of serious residual disability. Treatment may be radical and is frequently costly. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catastrophic Illness

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Literary usage of Catastrophic illness

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1. Measuring Up: Improving Health System Performance in Oecd Countries by Canada Health Canada (2002)
"... covering most of the curative sector (eg hospitals, physicians) and prescription drugs, and the catastrophic illness Act (AWBZ), covering most of the ..."

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