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Disease burden

/dɪˈziːz ˈbɜːdn/

The direct and indirect impacts of a patient’s health condition that has a negative effect on health, functioning, and overall well-being. The impacts include (but are not limited to): the physical and physiologic of the disease and its symptoms; co-morbidities; emotional and psychological; social; patient’s ability to care for self and others; time and financial; on the patient’s family.