Comorbidity Components of Asthma Assessment
Comorbid disease is particularly common in severe asthma. A systematic assessment of comorbidities is necessary to identify relevant conditions. Treatment of comorbidities can improve quality of life and asthma symptoms. Also see Comorbidities.
Charlson Comorbidity Index – Predicts the ten-year mortality for a patient with a range of comorbid conditions. Each conditions is assigned a score of 1, 2, 3 or 6 (Charlson et al. 1987).
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