"Chronic Disease" 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.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
- Chronic Disease
- Chronic Diseases
- Disease, Chronic
- Diseases, Chronic
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Illnesses
- Illness, Chronic
- Illnesses, Chronic
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Chronic Disease".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Chronic Disease".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Chronic Disease" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Chronic Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.