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Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's total disease burden using the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS).

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Adolescent Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonary Disease, Vascular Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nephrology

Objective:

disease progression, comorbid conditions, disability and performance, quality of life

ICD-10:

Description:

The Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) was developed by Linn et al as a brief, comprehensive and reliable measure of a patient's health impairment. The authors were associated with the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Miami and Washington, DC.

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