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Kaplan-Feinstein Comorbidity Scale

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for comorbid conditions using the grading scheme of Kaplan and Feinstein.

Specialty:

Diabetes, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Endocrinology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

C61, E10-E14

Description:

Kaplan and Feinstein graded comorbid conditions based on the impact upon survival in patients with diabetes mellitus. The scale has been used to assess the impact of comorbidities in other conditions as well.

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