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Classification for Illness States

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's illness state using the classification of Rosser and Kind.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

Description:

Rosser and Kind developed a classification of illness states based on disability and distress. This can be used to monitor a patient's illness over time and to compare the level of illness between patients. The authors are from Charing Cross Hospital in London.

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