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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:

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Objective:

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

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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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