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Compression of Morbidity 

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Miquel Porta

A term describing abbreviation of the average period of life when chronic illness or disability affects physical, mental, or social function. In theory, as health promotion and disease prevention become more efficacious, this period of long-term morbidity is compressed into a smaller proportion of the total life span. Empirical observations in several countries have failed to demonstrate the ... ...

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